Phlogius sp. Cape Gloucester


Phlogius sp. Cape Gloucester (Phlogius sp.)

Size: 180mm max

Distribution: Cape Gloucester, QLD

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Phlogius sp. Cape Gloucester (Phlogius sp.)

Phlogius sp. Tarantulas are the largest growing spiders found in Australia, sometimes reaching a 200mm leg span. They are well regarded as the best pet Tarantulas available to the Australian hobby due to their fast growth rate and large maximum size. Depending on how much they are fed, they can reach maturity in as little as 3 years. These tarantulas are found across much of north Queensland in habitats ranging from arid scrubland to euclaytupus riverine forests to dense rainforest. These spiders exhibit stunning post moult colours, often turning a dark blue-brown colour after a moult. These spiders are very long-lived and some females may live longer than 20 years.

  • Mildly venomous, can inflict a painful bite
  • Feeds on live insects, crickets are recommended
  • Requires moist substrate to dwell in
  • Can climb smooth surfaces
  • Listed sizes are approximate
  • Can live up to 20 years
  • Residents of Queensland must hold a Native Animal Keepers License