Neoholothele inceiis a species oftarantulafromTrinidadandVenezuela,commonly called theTrinidad olive tarantula. When mature, the species has a leg-span exceeding 5–7.5 cm (2.0–3.0 in). As often the case with tarantulas, the females live longer than males, with the former living up to 7 years compared to the 2 years that males can expect to reach.N. inceiis a bird spider and isfossorial.
It is commonly kept as a pet as it is easy to breed.Rarely for tarantulas,N. inceiis known to live communally and cannibalism is rare except for times of extreme hunger.Like most New World species, the venom ofN. inceiis considered to be mild and comparable to a bee sting, however no research has confirmed this.
This species has a golden carapace and its abdomen is striped.
Photo by Jenn Rose
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