Typhochlaena seladonia (Brazilian Jewel Trapdoor) 0.25" w/ Set-Up

Typhochlaena seladonia (Brazilian Jewel Trapdoor) 0.25" w/ Set-Up

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Every seladonia includes a 50 dram vial with a 1" round screen vent in the lid and a piece of cork. You will need to add substrate, moss/lichen, leaf litter, etc. Spiderlings are cb from PNW and feeding on melanogaster fruit flies. We can only guarantee live arrival. This species has proven to be touchy as some keepers experience unexplained loss. We suggest to keep them on dry substrate, with access to water. We've used tattoo ink cups or mini centrifuge vials for water before and those work well. Sometimes when young they prefer prekilled pinhead crickets. It may take several weeks before they build a trap door. 

Origin: Brazil
Lifespan: Females 10 years, Males 2-3 years
Yearly temperature range: 70 - 88 F
Natural habitat: Coastal Forest
Max size: 2" DLS
Humidity: 80%
Lifestyle: Arboreal/ Trap Door
Housing: Arboreal style with high ventilation
Feeding: Fruit flies/ Pinhead crickets offered weekly
Care: These spiders can be pretty hardy. They seem to thrive in dry conditions which is contrary to most spiderlings who thrive in a bit of extra humidity. We make sure ours always have access to a water dish. Mini centrifuge vials are great because they hold a good amount of water without taking up too much floor space. We always position the water dish so that it rests on the cork, so the spider can crawl from the cork right onto/into the water dish. In our experience, additional humidity has not been required. The coco substrate remains dry. Offering a bit of ground up moss or other organic material can help the spider construct their trapdoor. Most often, cork bark will have natural recesses or grooves, but creating additional ones can offer more options for the spider to inhabit. Many keepers experience stress when their spider doesn't build a trap door right away. This is not a bad sign, and it totally normal. Some do not build a trap door for several weeks-months.

 

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