Chilobrachys fimbriatus

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Chilobrachys fimbriatus

Chilobrachys fimbriatus Pocock, 1899, also known as “Indian violet (earth tiger)”, is a wonderful bird spider due to its coloration, pattern and webbing from India. She’s considered to be the most beautiful of the Chilobrachys-genus. For this reason the species has been smuggled a lot, mainly to Europe and America. In order to save the species, please don’t buy wild caught Chilobrachys fimbriatus, but get them from successful breeders.


Nervous and defensive spider will try to flee first. Due to persistent provocation, bite can occur. Chilbochies-genus is well-known for making a beautiful jaka and a tunnel below the surface. In broad daylight he lives deep in his bod, waiting for a non-bred hunting at the entrance to his Bud at night. When you are old, you’ll see them in the open more.


Tropical forest, Goa is situated on the Malabar Coast and has sandy beaches and a tropical climate. Inland, Goa becomes hilly, stretching to part of the Western Ghats. About one-quarter of the state is covered by forest. The climate is generally warm, with average January temperatures ranging from 19° to 29° C (66° to 84° F), and average June temperatures ranging from 25° to 33° C (77° to 91° F). Goa experiences a monsoon season from June through September.

Basic Care

This tarantula is terrestrial (or even fossorial depending upon the individual), meaning it will spend almost all of its time on the ground or burrowing. Make sure there’s a good deal of horizontal space with a few inches of substrate to facilitate burrowing.

They’re known to be very heavy webbers as well so set up your enclosure with that in mind. Humidity should be on the humid side, including misting to wet one side of the substrate and a water dish that always has some water available. Feeding an appropriately sized cricket or two once a week will suffice.

Interesting Facts:

  • This tarantula is an extremely active webber. It’s not uncommon for them to cover the entire enclosure in webbing before they’re satisfied.
  • Generally, keepers make it a point not to overfeed this tarantula in order to encourage the tarantula to wait at the mouth of its burrow for prey like they would in the wild where food may be more scarce. This also gives you a better shot at seeing your pet hole every once in a while.

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