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Orange Baboon Tarantula

Orange Baboon Tarantula


Other name(s):
 OBT; Usambara Orange Baboon Tarantula; Mombassa Golden Sunburst Tarantul; Golden Starburst Tarantula; True Starburst
Tarantula; Orange Demon Spider

Scientific name: Pterinochilus murinus

Habitat:  The Orange Baboon Tarantula is native to the Usambara region of Kenya, Africa. OBT's are nocturnal, semi-arboreal tarantulas, meaning they burrow and also spend time in higher areas. They are considered to be very aggressive, quick, and highly defensive spiders.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
beautiful spiders, great display, beautiful bright rust, cool striations, green/blue iridescent feet
Challenging:
experienced keepers, quick species, Orange Bitey Thing, aggressive, giant fangs, bite, dangerous tarantula
Interesting:
webbing, long feeder tongs, arboreal enclosure
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.0 (12)
HeartlandInvert
Old world and "baboon spider" lovers need to have at ...
Review by: HeartlandInvert (27) 7 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
MikeSoares
Appearance - when it is small does not distinguish ve...
Review by: MikeSoares (11) February 20, 2014 03:22
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Evaner
I don't have any experience with an adult. My OBT is ...
Review by: Evaner (4) August 02, 2013 18:03
  • Currently 100
5.00
Alan Jose Fleming
These are great beginner tarantulas because they are ...
Review by: Alan Jose Fleming (29) July 19, 2013 08:07
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
ZeMike
Orange Baboon is a beautiful tarantula. For this reas...
Review by: ZeMike (3) June 29, 2013 04:36
  • Currently 100
3.00
Feeding (1 video)
00:46
Pterinochilus murinus Catching a Fresh...
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Handling (1 video)
03:26
Orange Baboon handling video
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0.0 (0)
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