Rear Horned Baboon (C darlingi)
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While this species is not recommended for beginners, experienced tarantula keepers may find them to be a fascinating and rewarding species to keep. They require a large and secure enclosure with plenty of hiding places, and it is important to handle them with caution and respect to avoid stress and potential aggression. The Rear Horned Baboon Tarantula, scientifically known as Ceratogyrus darlingi, is a large and impressive species of tarantula native to the grasslands and savannas of Africa. This species is known for its unique and distinctive horn-like protrusions on its abdomen, which gives it its name. The Rear Horned Baboon Tarantula is a relatively large species. They have a dark brown or black coloration, with striking yellow or orange markings on their legs and abdomen. This species is burrowing in nature and will require a deep substrate. They are also known to be aggressive and have a potent venom, which makes them unsuitable for inexperienced tarantula keepers.
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa
Sling- Sling box or 8oz deli cup
Juvenile - 12x8x8 enclosure or 2 ½ gallon or 5 gallon tank
Sub-Adult/Adult - 5 to 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 superworms is our recommended foods. However, mealworms, are also acceptable.
75-85F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species.
60%-70%, 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 5" diagonal leg span.
15 Years (Males 2-4 years, with females drastically outliving them at 15+ 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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