Neoholothele incei (Trinidad Olive Tarantula) Information + care

Neoholothele incei (Trinidad Olive Tarantula) Gold Form - Information + Care

Name and Description History

Hapalopus incei F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1898 Holothele incei Rudloff, 1997
Holothele incei Vol, 1999
Holothele incei Peters, 2000
Holothele incei Peters, 2003
Holothele incei Peters, 2005
Neoholothele incei Guadanucci & Weinmann, 2015

New World, Terrestrial
Size: About 2-2.5″
Growth Rate: Medium / Fast
Natural Habitat: Venezuela, Trinidad, Caribbean. dry scrubland
Housing Needs: Terrestrial burrowing setup. They are prolific webbers, so if foliage is put in their habitat, it helps if it is silk so it can act as an anchor for better webbing. They frequently fill their entire habitat with webbing. Dryer substrate and low humidity.
Temperament and Defensiveness: This popular species is not overly defensive, but it is quite skittish.

About: This species comes in two color forms – Normal (olive) and Gold. Interestingly, both forms can come from the same sac of eggs. The gold color is due to a recessive gene. This is a gorgeous dwarf species and is one of the smallest in the hobby, but don’t let their size fool you – these little ones have a lot of personality and attitude. Though not really aggressive, they don’t shy away from larger prey when offered. Their carapace becomes a beautiful metallic gold color as they mature. They often fill their habitat with intricate webbing, full of silk lined tunnels. Providing them with sticks, cork, and foliage to use as anchor points is important. They may also do some burrowing, so at least 3 inches of substrate should be made available to them as well. This is one of the few species that can be housed communally, though there are guidelines for doing so. They are very easy to care for and you’ll love the spunk these little guys have!


   Mature Male