Common name Purple Tree Spider. This is a medium sized arboreal species with a metallic sheen to their hairs. They have no urticating hairs. They are native to Brazil and Guyana.


The pulcher likes a dry environment with a water bowl. They are shy and will retreat to their hide when startled but are considered a hardy species. They like  temperatures between 75-84 degrees.


Life Span:

Females can live between 12-15 yrs

Males live significantly shorter life span.


Adult Size about 5"

Tapinauchineus plumipes (formerly Violaceus) - Purple Tree Spider

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