Heteroscodra maculata • 3 – 3 1/2″ ♀


Heteroscodra maculata (Togo starbust baboon) female, captve bred, native to the forests of Togo, Africa. Fast & defensive with a medically significant venom. A vigorous eater, recommended for intermediate-to-advanced keepers.

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Not many African arboreals are available in the hobby. Heteroscodra maculata is one of the most popular. Both large size and unique contrasting pattern contribute to its popularity. Keep in mind it’s not one for handling: All precautions for keeping Old World species apply (see The Tarantula Keepers Guide (TKG) by Stanley and Marguerite Schultz). It will climb and web the sides of its enclosure, as well as adjacent bark and branches. Coming from the forests of Togo, Africa, H. maculata is comfortable in warmth and humidity, but many have raised and bred this species in living-room enclosures, with a water dish or other simple measure to prevent dehydration.

The photo above, courtesy O. Jackson-Weaver, is of a young female.

Additional information

Weight 0.01 lbs
Dimensions 1.00 × 0.5 × 0.5 in