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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 (15)
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
HeartlandInvert
Old world and "baboon spider" lovers need to have at ...
Review by: HeartlandInvert (40) August 20, 2014 18:56
  • 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
Feeding (1 video)
Pterinochilus murinus Catching a Fresh...
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Handling (1 video)
Orange Baboon handling video
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0.0 (1)
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