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Tarantula - Philippine Tangerine

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Orphnaecus Philippinus 

A sleek, secretive Tarantula, and a unique-looking species, the Oprhanaecus philippinus, or Philippine Tangerine, is a species that should enjoy more popularity in the pet trade. From the Philippines, this old world tarantula and obligate burrower thrives in warmer and more humid conditions. Unlike many terrestrial species, O. philippinus have lithe frames with long, slender legs, a pill-shaped abdomen and an overall sleeker build. At a max length of around 6″, this is an impressive animal. A gorgeous orange/tangerine color overall, these Ts have shorter hair, which gives them a very soft, velvety appearance. Despite being an old word species, O. philippinus slings would much rather flee to their burrows than stand and fight.  they require deep substrate so that they can construct  suitable dens. . a mixture of coco fiber and peat moss with a bit of vermiculite mixed in on the bottom to help maintain moisture.  sprinkle water in occasionally to keep the surface just a bit moist. The majority of the water will percolate down the sides of the enclosure keeping the lower levels more damp than the upper levels. This allows for burrowing and choosing the level of moisture it needs. it also allows for water to evaporate more slowly, keeping the humidity up.