Himalayan Earth Tiger
Haplocosmia himalayana
Pocock, 1899

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Close-up of eyes 17 June 2018

17 June 2018
17 June 2018 - On a rare occasion - out of the den

was burrowing again and hadn't eaten
January 10, 2018

Haplocosmia himalayana 29 October 2017
himalayana at 2.25 inches DLS on 29 October 2017, it has been underground for months

close up 29 October 2017
himalayana at 2.25 inches DLS on 29 October 2017- Has been underground for months

Spiderling digging in substrate 28 February 2017

Haplocosmia himalayana silk mat
Photo showing silk mat constructed by spiderling

molt on April 19 2018
Molt 19 April    2018

molt on February 8 2018  
Molt found February 8 2018

Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis

Purchased from K8 Inverts 25 February 2017- .75-1 inch 25 February 2017

Photos June 17, 2018.  Has been out playing around with decor lately.  She is an elegant beauty.
Photo on January 10, 2018.  Tarantula had not eaten so I coaxed it out of its burrow to check on it.

Photos on October 29, 2017. Tarantula  has been underground for months. Not sure when I saw it last.  I removed it from the burrow it had made about three inches below the surface so I could change out the substrate.

28 February 2017 Digging in substrate

Haplo means single or simple.  Cosmia is unknown

April 19, 2018 - photo
February 8, 2018, opened her den to check on her and found a molt

This is a terrestrial tarantula with some burrowing instincts.
I am keeping this tarantula at ~  74-82°  F. and 65% humidity as per advice from K8inverts.
  Two times DLS (diagonal leg span) of substrate for it to burrow.
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