MIDWEST EXOTICS AVAILABILITY LIST
MIDWEST EXOTICS AVAILABILITY LIST
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MIDWEST EXOTICS AVAILABILITY LIST October 3rd, 2021
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Thrixopelma sp. 'Sullana' (Sullana Velvet) 2" inch $45.00
Scientific Name: Thrixopelma sp. 'Sullana' Adult Leg Span: 4-5" Country of Origin: Peru Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial/Burrowing / Scrb Grass/Frst (RH:50-60) Also known as “metallic green femur,” this tarantula has a velvtety olive black pubescence with greenish femurs. It is native to the Chira river valley in the Piura region of northwestern coastal plains of Peru (Sullana Province).
Thrixopelma ockerti (Peruvian Flame-rump) 1" inch $70.00
Scientific Name: Thrixopelma ockerti Adult Leg Span: 4-5" Habits/Habitat: Semi-Arboreal/Tropical Forest (RH: 60-75%) This Peruvian tarantula is deep bluish-grey with a reddish colored abdomen. They can be skittish and prone to flicking urticating hairs, but overall are docile and hardy terrarium pets. This is a semi-arboreal species. It should be housed in an enclosure that gives both the opportunity to climb and use ground cover for retreats.
Neischnocolus panamanus (Panamanian Green) 1/2 inch $60.00
Scientific Name: Neischnocolus panamanus Adult Leg Span: 2-3” Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Tropical Forest / 65-80% Formerly known in the hobby as Ami sp. ‘Panama’, this moderately-sized species has an overall light brown coloration with a darker olive-brown carapace and femurs and paler “knees”. The type locality is Cerro Iglesia, Ngöbe Buglé, Panama.
Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli (Wessel's Tiger Spider) 2" inch $70.00
Scientific Name: Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli Adult Leg Span: 5.5 - 6.5" Country of Origin: northeastern India Habits/Habitat: Arboreal / Monsoon Forest (RH: 70-80%) Similar in appearance to the Bengal Ornamental, but paler in color and with narrower white bands on its legs, this "Pokie" was named for famed Danish tarantula breeder Henrik Wessel Frank who was an early pioneer of Poecilotheria breeding. It is from northeastern India and, like many "tiger spiders" or ornamental tarantulas, it inhabits subtropical forests that are heavily influenced by two monsoon periods throughout the year.
Poecilotheria rufilata (Red-slate Ornamental) 2" inch $80.00
Scientific Name: Poecilotheria rufilata Adult Leg Span: 7 - 8" Habits/Habitat: Arboreal / Tropical Forest (RH: 70-80%) Diet: 2 - 3 week crickets This slender tiger spider or ornamental tarantula attains the largest legspan. The Fringed Ornamental (P. ornata) is a heavier-bodied spider that almost equals it in size, but an out-stretched Red-slate can occasionally reach nine or ten inches. A large vertically-oriented terrarium is required to house an adult female, and cork bark slabs and rounds make exceptional retreats and places for this giant tree tarantula to perch.
Poecilotheria metallica (Gooty Sapphire Ornamental) suspect female 2" inch $125.00
Scientific Name: Poecilotheria metallica Adult Leg Span: 6" Habits/Habitat: Arboreal / Trop Monsoon Forest (RH: 70-80%) This gorgeous sapphire-blue, white and yellow "tiger spider" would be on everyone's top five list of most desirable tarantulas in the terrarium. In addition to its spectacular beauty, it is somewhat calmer than most "Pokies" and fairly easy to raise, although, it is one of the trickier species to breed.
Psalmopoeus irminia (Venezuelan Suntiger) 2" inch $45.00
Scientific Name: Psalmopoeus irminia Adult Leg Span: 5 - 6" Country of Origin: Venezuela Habits/Habitat: Arboreal / Tropical Rainforest (RH: 70-80%) This large arboreal tarantula is impressive with its jet black body and legs, flame orange leg markings and pale orange abdominal markings. Although a tree-dwelling spider, many specimens - particularly juveniles - will find shelter near the ground and even burrow into the earth. It is a perennial favorite of tarantula keepers and terrarium enthusiasts.
Pseudoclamoris gigas (Orange Tree Spider) 1" inch $45.00
Scientific Name: Psuedoclamoris Gigas Adult Leg Span: 4 - 5" Habits/Habitat: Arboreal / Subtropical Forest (RH: 60-70%) This pretty rust-orange arboreal tarantula from the northeastern coastal countries of South America was long know as Tapinauchenius gigas until a 2018 taxonomic revision found evidence that it deserved its own genus along with one other “Tap” species (elenae) and a new species Pseudoclamoris burgessi. The Orange Tree Spider certainly is larger and more heavy-bodied spider than those that remain in the genus Tapinauchenius and are affectionately called “Taps” by tarantula hobbyists. P. gigas grows moderately fast and makes an exceptional display tarantula for the tall tropical rainforest terrarium.
Selenocosmia crassipes (Australian Barking Spider) 1" 1/2 inch $60.00
Scientific Name: Selenocosmia crassipes Adult Leg Span: 6-8" Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial/Burrowing/Grassland Scrub (RH:50-60%) Many Australian tarantulas are referred to as “whistling” or “barking” spiders due to the noises they can make by stridulation, which is producing sound by rubbing the coarse bristled surfaces of two body parts against each other. This species is one the largest spiders from “down under.”
Pseudhapalopus sp 'Blue' (Colombian Dwarf Blue) 1" inch $70.00
Scientific Name: Pseudhapalopus sp 'Blue' Adult Leg Span: 2-3" Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Tropic Rainforest (RH: 70-80%) Also known as the Colombian Bluebottle Tarantula, this rare spider is highly coveted due to the brilliant bright blue color of its abdomen. Its body and legs are pale brown as spiderlings, but become more brown to dark grey with a bluish pubescence with maturity. This is a gorgeous small tarantula that requires a small tropical terrarium with moist substrate but good ventilation.
Pseudhapalopus sp. 'Colombian Purple and Gold' (Colombian Purple and Gold) 1/2 inch $90.00 Scientific Name: Pseudhapalopus sp. 'Colombian Purple and Gold' Adult Leg Span: 2 - 3" Country of Origin: Ecuador Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial / Trop Forest (RH: 70-80%) This small, stunning new undescribed species of tarantula from near the Andean Cordillera Oriental mountain range of Colombia, bordering Venezuela to the northeast, has a metallic golden sheen and a large blue to purplish patch on an otherwise orange-ish abdomen.
Harpactira marksi (Elizabethfontein Baboon) 2" inch $80.00
Scientific Name: Harpactira marksi Adult Leg Span: 4 - 5” Habits/Habitat: Burrowing / Scrub (RH: 50-60%) This beatiful African species is heavily built and grows to a good size for the genus. Its body is mostly dark, almost black, but it has golden hairs along the carapace that give it a stunning appearance. It is moderately defensive and very easy to keep.
Holothele longipes (Trinidad Pink) 1/2 inch $35.00
Scientific Name: Holothele longipes Adult Leg Span: 2 - 3" Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Terrestrial / Trop Scrub (RH: 65-75%) Formerly known as Holothele sanguiniceps, the Trinidad Pink is a beautiful dwarf species of tarantula with a skittish temperament. Although it doesn't require very high humidity, one area of its substrate should be kept damp and leaf litter or moss helps maintain moisture in the terrarium. It usually lines much of its enclosure with silk and can be very active.
Chilobrachys sp. "Electric Blue" (Vietnam Electric Blue Earth Tiger) 1" 1/2 inch $70.00
Scientific Name: Chilobrachys sp. "Electric Blue" Adult Leg Span: 4 - 5" Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Terrestrial / Trop Forest (RH: 70-80%) This brownish-grey tarantula has vivid metallic blue markings on the upper surface of its forelegs and pedipalps. It is a burrowing species that uses copious amounts of silk in the construction of its tunneled burrow, which may have more than one entrance. It is a fast-growing species with a defensive temperament that thrives best if given deep substrate in which to burrow.
Citharacanthus cyaneus (Cuban Dwarf Violet) 1" inch $80.00
Scientific Name: Citharacanthus cyaneus Adult Leg Span: 1.5 - 2" Country of Origin: Cuba Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial / Sub-tropical Forest (RH: 70%) The species name refers to the color blue and freshly molted spiders have a gorgeous purplish-blue color on their legs and chelicerae, but the reddish or orangish-brown color of the carapace and abdomen are also quite attractive. This is a dwarf species that is ideal for a small desktop terrarium.
Cyclosternum sp. "Cundinamarca" 1" inch $60.00
Scientific Name: Cyclosternum sp. "Cundinamarca" Adult Leg Span: 2-3" Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Tropical Forest (RH: 70-80%) This pretty Colombian species has a dark body and legs that range from brown to grayish-black, and a carapace is typically golden. Light hairs adorn its legs and abdomen. Some large specimens can be a deeper brown with a darker carapace.
Cyriopagopus (Lampropelma) sp. 'hati hati' (Bornean Purple Earth Tiger) 1" 1/2 inch $60.00 Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus (Lampropelma) sp. 'hati hati' Adult Leg Span: 6"+ Country of Origin: Indonesian Habits/Habitat: Arboreal / Tropical Rainforest (RH: 70-80%) This gorgeous Indonesian arboreal tarantula caused quite a stir when it first was 'discovered' by tarantula breeders in 2012. With a pale golden carapace and dark legs and abdomen that can be purple to black, its beauty is quite dramatic. Still undescribed by science, its temporary name of "hati hati" is from the Indonesian "hati" for 'careful' or 'danger' and may refer to its irascible nature. The "Hati Hati Purple" has proven easy to keep and breed, and its initial high price and short supply has reversed to where it is a hugely popular choice for the tropical forest tarantula terrarium.
Cyriopagopus lividus (Cobalt Blue) 1" 1/2 inch $45.00
Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus lividus Adult Leg Span: 4 - 5" Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial/Burrowing / Rainforest (RH: 70-80%) Known for both their beautiful blue-black coloration and their very feisty defensive attitude, the Cobalt Blue has been enormously popular in the tarantula hobby for decades. They live in deep burrows and should be supplied with six or more inches of moist substrate to make deep tunnels in.
Encyocratella olivacea (Tanzanian Black & Gold Baboon) 1" 1/2 inch $80.00
Scientific Name: Encyocratella olivacea Adult Leg Span: 5 - 6" Country of Origin: northern Tanzania Habits/Habitat: Semi-arboreal / Tropical Forest (RH: 70-80%) Also known for a while as Xenodendrophila gabrieli, this species is from the highland forests of northern Tanzania (e.g., Arusha). A semi-montane species, it thrives at cooler household temperatures. It has tree-dwelling habits, but most captive specimens will create burrows in the substrate and many keepers house them more like terrestrial spiders. A vertically-oriented terrarium may be offered, but it should have a sufficient depth of moist forest earth to allow for the spider to create a silk-lined burrow.
Euthycaelus colonica (Venezuelan Orange and Bronze) 1" inch $45.00
Scientific Name: Euthycaelus colonica Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Tropical Forest (RH: 70-80%) As its common name reveals, this tarantula has a beautiful bronze coloration with a golden-orange abdomen and dark carapace with a golden pubescence. Some keepers call it the “Golden Burst” tarantula.
Aphonopelma hentzi (Oklahoma Brown) 1/2 inch $25.00
Scientific Name: Aphonopelma hentzi Adult Leg Span: 4-5.5” Country of Origin: USA Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Grassland to Desert Scrub RH: 50-70% Aphonopelma hentzi is the largest of the American spiders and has the widest distribution from western Arkansas through Oklahoma and much of Texas. It is a handsome brown beast that is a great representative of the Tarantulas of the USA.
Monocentropus balfouri (Socotra Island blue baboon) 1/2 inch $45.00
Scientific Name: Monocentropus balfouri Adult Leg Span: 4 - 5" Country of Origin: Yemen Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial / Tropical Rainforest (RH: 50-80%) This amazing tarantula is not only beautiful (fawn body and blue legs!), but exhibits fascinating social behavior. It is one of the few species that can be housed communally, and young tarantulas can be raised to adulthood with their mother. Although most keepers would separate the spiders before the younger generation got that large, it is not uncommon to have a female produce and hatch an egg sac with the previous generations young still in the terrarium. Many breeders eventually move the mother to a different enclosure and allow an entire brood of young spiders to grow together. (Note: Communal groups are most successful if hatched from same egg sac and raised from spiderling together. The terrarium should offer a good depth of soil to allow for numerous burrows). M. balfouri creates wonderful burrows in the terrarium that may have more than one entrance and will be lined with silk. Socotra Island is part of an archipelago that is a territory of Yemen located in the Arabian Sea.
Lychas Tricarinatus (Marbled Scorpion) 2i-3i scorplings $25.00 each/ ×3 for $50.00/ x5 for $80.00/ or x10 for $100.00
Scientific Name: Lychas Tricarinatus Country of Origin: northern India Habits/Habitat: Terrestrial/Tropical (RH: 70-80%) Parthenogenetic scorpion species from india that will mature in 7-12 months and start producing. Will grow to about 1.5" - 2.5" max size. Very fast species, handling is not recommended.
Blaberus craniifer (deaths head cockroach) ×10 small-medium mix $40.00
Scientific Name: Blaberus craniifer Country of Origin: Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America Habits/Habitat: Burrowing/Tropical (RH: 70-80%) Death’s head roaches are a beautiful and interesting roach that can be kept as pets or used as feeders. The name “death’s head” comes from the orange “jack o’ lantern” face on the pronotum. Nymphs are greyish brown like dubia and like to burrow through the substrate, but adults tend to stay above ground where they are more visible. This species appreciates a variety of fruits and vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, apples, or oranges. Care is similar to dubia but these roaches prefer temperatures a bit cooler than dubia (around 75-80°F), and should have a few inches of substrate like coco fiber for the nymphs to burrow in.
Mature males Harpactira pulchripes (golden blue-legged baboon) 2-3 months mature $65.00 Ceratogyrus marshalli (straight horned baboon) 2-3 months mature $40.00