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Trinidad Olive Tarantula (Olive) - Neoholothele incei | 1 inch (Captive Bred)

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SPECIAL NOTE: USPS forbids shipping venomous spiders or scorpions in the mail.

Because of this, we ship these animals FedEx priority overnight for a flat fee of $39.99.

Defining Characteristics:

  • An absolutely beautiful dwarf species from Trinidad, this is one of the few species of tarantula that comes in two entirely distinct color forms
  • A small tarantula with big webbing capabilities, this spider will cover its entire enclosure in web tunnels in the blink of an eye
  • One of the few species that has been observed to be communal in nature, a group set-up of these will quickly result in a webby wonderland if you don’t mind the possibility of babies
  • A fast growing species, these little guys will reach adult size in 2 years or less in a lot of cases

Name: Neoholothele incei or the Trinidad Olive is a small species of tarantula whose name has Greek roots that are somewhat ambiguous. It is possible that the name alludes to the suffix -sthele, which would give the genus name the meaning of “new complete strength” or “new complete energy”. Literally translated, it means “new complete nipple.” It’s possible that incei refers to a person or a place.

Recommended Enclosure Size & Setup: For floor space, 3-4 times the spider’s diagonal leg span for both length and width is appropriate—just make sure that the space above the substrate does not exceed 2 times the spider’s diagonal leg span to prevent injury from a fall.

This species are opportunistic burrowers. ABG mixcoco cradle, or Dig-It are good substrate options, but our Pet Bug Team prefers ABG all the way! As babies, a dram vial or pill bottle large enough to give them 1.5-2 inches of substrate to burrow in is appropriate for quite some time. As the little ones grow into adults they will need closer to 3-4 inches of substrate.

Temperature (°F): A comfortable range for them is 76-82°. Temperatures consistently 5 or more degrees outside of this range should be avoided for long-term safety of the spider.

A reliable thermometer is strongly recommended.

Humidity: 65-75% — This can be achieved by keeping 1/3 of the enclosure moist but not soaked.

A reliable hygrometer is strongly recommended to monitor humidity within the enclosure.

Size: These specimens are sold at 1 inch. Adults will top out at 2.5-3 inches.

Age: These tarantulas will be at least 5 months at the time of sale. Females will live between 5-7 years usually, with males averaging around 2 years.

Feeding: These spiders are currently eating two to three 1/4 inch crickets, once a week. There are a variety of appropriate prey items that you can offer, such as roacheswaxwormsblack soldier fly larvaehornworms, and silkworms. Consider feeding your prey items with our gutload formula to give your pet well-rounded nutrition.

We recommend that the prey items not be much longer than the tarantula's “head” is wide. Larvae are an exception—our larvae are harmless. Since they are very high in fat, they're not the best staple diet, however they make a great weight gain supplement.

Remove uneaten prey items after 24 hours, these may stress your animal out or endanger the spider during molting. Never attempt to feed a freshly molted tarantula less than a week after their molt to prevent injury to the spider. Depending on its age, the hardening process could take anywhere from 48 hours all the way up to a week.

Sexing: Due to age, Neoholothele incei sold by Josh's Frogs are sold as unsexed.

As they approach maturity, specimens may be sexed using a molt; due to the small nature of this spider molt sexing may require a magnifying glass. Females will have spermatheca and a uterus externus between the top set of book lungs that will catch and "flap" if a pin is run down the inside of the abdomen. Males will have a much more plain slit that does not budge with attempts to manipulate it.

Coloration/Patterning: Olive Neoholothele incei babies are dark-bodied with light pinkish legs. As they molt into adults, they turn a wonderful metallic olive color with a black starburst on the carapace and a black chevron pattern on the abdomen.

Gold Neoholothele incei babies are an all-over light pink color. As they grow into adults they turn a stunning orange-gold, with a subtle but still present orange starburst on the carapace and chevron pattern on the abdomen.

Social Behavior: Neoholothele incei can be kept communally under certain circumstances. Success in keeping this species together requires research, the correct habitat, and at least 4-5 individuals. This species can be kept alone and that is the safest way to keep them.

Natural Range: Neoholothele incei can be found in Trinidad as their common name suggests.

Links of Interest:

  • Arachnoboards: a community of spider enthusiasts that will be able to or have already answered almost any question you can think of with regards to tarantulas.

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After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.

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