Borneo Purple Earth Tiger (Cyriopagopus sp. hati hati)
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The Cyriopagopus sp. Hati Hati, commonly known as the Borneo Purple Earth Tiger Tarantula, is a captivating and sought-after species native to the lush rainforests of Halmahera Island in Indonesia. Named after the Hati Hati region where it was discovered, this tarantula species exhibits remarkable characteristics that captivate arachnid enthusiasts.
The Borneo Purple Earth Tiger Tarantula boasts a mesmerizing coloration and intricate patterns on its exoskeleton. Its carapace and legs showcase a stunning combination of vibrant shades of orange, copper, purple and black, creating a visually striking appearance. The abdomen often displays intricate patterns, adding to its allure.
Known for its defensive nature, this tarantula species may exhibit aggressive behaviors when threatened. It is known to rear up on its hind legs, displaying its fangs as a warning to potential predators. Additionally, it possesses the ability to flick urticating hairs from its abdomen as a form of defense, which can cause irritation and discomfort.
In its natural habitat, the Borneo Purple Earth Tiger Tarantula constructs intricate burrows or seeks refuge in leaf litter. It primarily hunts at night, using its sharp fangs and potent venom to subdue its prey, which typically consists of insects and small invertebrates.
Old World - Arboreal
Cyriopagopus sp. hati hati
Sling- Sling box or 16oz deli cup
Juvenile - 4x4x7 enclosure
Sub-Adult - 6x6x9 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 gallon tank
Adult - 8x8x12 enclosure or 10 gallon tank
Provide them with a cork bark hide, water dish, a little sphagnum moss (optional) and straight coco fiber. However a substrate like jungle mix or creature soil which is mainly peat moss, a little soil and a small amount of sand. Coco fiber works very well and is the least expensive.
Roaches, crickets and mealworms is our recommended foods. However, superworms are also acceptable when they reach adulthood.
74-80F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species, and they do well at room temperature.
75%-85%, slings should stay on lightly moist substrate, adults should have a water dish and a corner of their enclosure that goes through a wet/dry cycle, moistening the substrate and then leaving it alone until it dries out.
Adults can reach up to 8"+ diagonal leg span.
4-12 years (Males 4-5 years, with females drastically outliving them at 12+ years)
We do not recommend keeping tarantulas as they will cannibalize each other. Its best to keep tarantulas in individual enclosures.
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