Pachistopelma bromelicola, along with its cousin, Pachistopelma rufonigrum, were introduced to the hobby around 2013. These rainforest arboreals are found living in association with bromeliads. As adults, P. bromelicola develops a purplish sheen. Mature males are smaller. Both sexes have a rather flattened carapace. In captivity P. bromelicola thrives in enclosure setups used for the more common New World arboreals, with the same temperature and humidity parameters. The adult female in the photo above was raised here from a spiderling.