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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
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4.1 (17)
jenniferblack25
Pterinochilus murinus is one of the fastest, most agg...
Review by: jenniferblack25 (8) 7 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Athravan
This species is probably one of the most aggressive g...
Review by: Athravan (77) June 16, 2015 03:11
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
VapinOnCloud9
The Orange Baboon Tarantula is insanely beautiful. It...
Review by: VapinOnCloud9 (30) March 24, 2015 22:29
  • Currently 100
4.50
3 photos
Nickalick
This Tarantula is very defensive but also very Stunni...
Review by: Nickalick (1) December 21, 2014 01:01
  • Currently 100
3.50
EponymousDrew
The infamous OBT is an absolute must-have for any ent...
Review by: EponymousDrew (10) September 27, 2014 01:42
  • Currently 100
3.75
Feeding (1 video)
Pterinochilus murinus Catching a Fresh...
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Handling (1 video)
Orange Baboon handling video
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