Chilobrachys fimbriatus - Indian Violet
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  • Scientific Name
:
  • Chilobrachys fimbriatus
  • Common Name
:
  • Indian Violet
  • Origin
:
  • India
  • Wet, Tropical Forest.
  • Description
:
  • Starting out as a maroon violet color (spiderling) and matures to violet, maroon with a "tiger" stripped rump.
  • Type

  • Terrestrial but also an opportunistic burrower
  • Anecdotal evidence suggest they may be semi-arboreal – though I suspect this is more opportunistic than preference
  • Old World
  • Experience level needed
:
  • Intermediate - Experienced
  • Lightning Quick
  • Defense
:
  • ### Not available at present ###
  • Diet
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  • Spiderlings eat pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, other large insects, small lizards, pinkie mice, and an occasional fuzzy mouse.
  • May drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
  • Full Grown size
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  • 14 - 18cm
  • Growth Speed
:
  • Medium
  • Longevity
:
  • ### Not available at present ###
  • Temperature
:
  • 26 - 29°C
  • Humidity
:
  • 70 - 90%
  • Temperament
:
  • Semi-aggressive and Skittish
  • Communal
:
  • NO!
  • Housing
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  • Spiderlings : Can live in a clear plastic deli-container with air holes.
  • Adults : Can live in a 30L - 40L Enclosure.
  • Floor space and height is equally important.
  • Substrate
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  • Peat moss mixed with vermiculite.
  • Depth : 4cm - 6cm.
  • Decor
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  • No decorations are really needed.
  • You can add logs and a hide.
  • The Violet is a awesome weber too, they will borrow into substrate if given the depth and will construct massive webbed homes that are just amazing.
  • Breeding difficulty
:
  • ### Not available at present ###
  • Egg sack size
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  • ### Not available at present ###



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