This is a specific care sheet for Grammostola porteris (Grammostola porteri), for more in this genus see Category:Grammostola.
|Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets|
|Class:||new world terrestrial|
|Longevity:||matures in 7-10 years/lives for 25+ years|
|Adult Size:||5" aprox.|
|Grammostola porteri Housing Requirements|
|Tarantula Housing:||critter keeper/5 gallon|
|Humidity:||50% or below|
|Special Requirements:||is known for erotic mood swings|
|Breeding Grammostola porteri Tarantulas|
|Egg sac size:||aprox. 350|
|Danger to Male:||Tarantula females will sometimes cannibalise the males|
|Grammostola porteri Diet|
|Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.|
|Recommended Pet Supplies for Grammostola porteri|
 Grammostola porteri habitat
Provide a heat source and use means to moderate the humidity such as a large open water bowl or misting bottle.
 Feeding Grammostola porteri
Tarantula diet is typically insects such as crickets, grass-hoppers, beetles, moths, meal worms and cockroaches. A staple diet of crickets is the only food a tarantula requires besides water which can be provided in a shallow dish (lid of a jar or bottle cap). Typically feed an adult twice a week. Uneaten prey should be removed after one day to prevent problems and attracting mites. The food provided should be no larger than the abdomen of the tarantula.
 Breeding Grammostola porteri
Breeding tarantulas can be extremely difficult but can also be extremely rewarding. From a successful mating, anywhere from 50 to 2000 eggs can be produced, depending upon the size and species of the female. The Brazilian Salmon Pink (Lasiodora parahybana) are of the larger species and have been known to produce some 1500-2000 eggs in one sac. Another popular species The Goliath Bird Eater (Theraphosa blondi) however, has been known to produce as little as 50 eggs despite its āgoliathā size.
The basic steps involved in breeding tarantulas are discussed further:
- Preparation for breeding
- Tarantula breeding
- Looking after an egg sac
- Caring for the female
- Caring for the spiderlings