Scientific Name: Poecilotheria regalis
Common Name(s): Indian Ornamental
Country of Origin: India
Temperament: This is a very fast moving spider. It is not what I would consider a defensive tarantula, but will probably bite if provoked.
Notes: This species is the most common of the Pokies. If you like arboreals, you probably will end up with this species. This is a robust spider and it makes a good display tarantula. This Pokie has a ghostly appearance with beautiful markings. The under legs are a bright lemon yellow. It is reported that the toxin from this tarantula is stronger than most tarantulas. Because of its speed, and toxin, this species is not recommended as a beginner tarantula.