Monday, January 10, 2011

The Philippine Orange Tarantula

 One of the most sought tarantula in the world, the Selenobrachy philippinus is a specie only endemic to the Negros Island found in the Visayas Group of Islands in the Philippines. It's size ranges from 4 to 5 inches in maturity. Males of this specie tend to have shorter lifespans of about less than 2 years (normal for a tarantula). Their diet mostly comprise of insects found in the Negros area and usually noted as pests in butterfly farms in the island.

This specie is regarded as a rare gem for those tarantula hobbyists all over the globe because of it's rarity and unique appearance.


  1. Species, not specie even if its referring to a single animal, plant or arthropod.