Fun Facts about Purple Bloom Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp. Machala)-Care Sheet

Purple bloom, also known as “Pamphobeteus sp. Machala,” is a very extraordinary bird spider. It has a unique size and coloration. These tarantulas are native to South Ecuador. The other name is the “Brazilian Pink Bloom” tarantula.  Pamphobeteus sp. Machala is considered one of the largest tarantulas. Most of the hobbies love to buy and keep them as pets, so in other words, it is the most requested tarantula. This species is a large, relatively rapid mounting tarantula and has brilliant coloration. But when the females become adults, they lose their bright colors.

Purple Bloom Tarantula

The females have larger featuring shades of browns and earth shades. There is a unique pattern of Christmas trees on the skin. They belong to old-world tarantulas and possess all the qualities of these species. Like all other tarantulas, they also have urticating hairs on their abdomen. These hairs cause irritation and allergy, especially on the eyes and face. If they feel danger around, they flee or run away.

Common NamesColombian Purple Bloom | Purple Bloom Tarantula | Purple Starburst
OriginMachala (Ecuador) 
Scientific namePamphobeteus sp. machala.
TypeNew World Terrestrial
Growth RateFast
LifespanFemales (18 to 20 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)
TemperamentCalm but skittish
Urticating setaeyes
Recommended Humidity65-75%

Natural habitat  

As these tarantulas are found in heavily forested regions, a partially-warm, steamy climate is necessary for the natural habitat of purple bloom. The best temperature for the habitat is between 24 to 28 degrees during the day and from 20 to midnight. And in winters, they need temperatures ranging from 16 to 21 degrees since the Purple Bloom tarantula is a global mortal, so it tries to live in the trees and branches. 


Pamphobeteus sp. Machala is a passive species. However, the exemption creates the decree. They’ll reside in their burrow during the day. The Purple Starburst comes out from their houses at night. These spiders usually drop urticating hairs. They are not defensive, but sometimes they go in threat pose. The age factor also affects the behavior, and they become calmer as they get older. The venom of this tarantula is not dangerous as they have very large fangs. Sometimes they are in threat posture and show their aggression very strictly.

Purple Bloom Bird Eating Tarantula

Life Span

 Females can live up to 20 years while males can live up to 3/4 years.

Purple Bloom Tarantula Care Sheet

Enclosure for purple bloom

As you know that, the Brazilian Pink Bloom is a global species that need an unpretentious sized enclosure. There are some hiding places because they love to live in their barrows. Good ventilation and elevated humidity are necessary for the enclosure. 

Enclosure of purple bloom tarantula

Infantile of Purple Starburst remains in a smaller enclosure and are ultimately relocated to their enduring home after two to three molts. We should keep proper light and ventilation in the enclosure. A cocoa howl substrate is best for the purple bloom enclosure. A small number of artificial vines with a small water dish should remain in the container. The small hiding places are also necessary to keep tarantula happy. 

Feeding of Pamphobeteus sp. Machala

The Purple Starburst tarantulas start feeding with crickets and different Dubia roaches. These tarantulas like to eat insects such as flies, crickets, and different kinds of pests—this species likes neat and clean food that does not fly and has good habits. The water should replace twice a week to keep the humidity. As Pamphobeteus sp. Machala grows fast, they are passionate eaters. They are mostly found in Brazil and Columbia; that’s why they need warm temperature and humidity in the substrate. These spiders love to eat cockroaches, locusts, and large crickets. Ensures that you do not over-feed your tarantula because it may sometimes create troubles. To know more about Feeding of tarantula visit here.

Mating or Reproduction of Purple Bloom Tarantula

After four to six weeks of the molting process, this tarantula is ready for mating. These spiders are the calm maters during all the process—the best time for mating in the winter and autumn season. The temperature should be a minimum of 18 degrees and a maximum of 2 degrees.

If the female is not completely molting, then after mating, the eggs are unfertilized. The humidity also requires which will mechanically activate the female to establish cocooning. Typically, after 4-6 months of mating, the female creates her cocoon.

Tips for Breeders of Colombian Purple Bloom

Mating of a Pamphobeteus sp. Machala does not always sprint efficiently. Before or after copulation, there may be a problem of Cannibalism. Surprisingly, the spider is activated to construct the cocoon as soon as the humidity lowers and the temperature rises. If you don’t follow this guideline, your breeding outcomes will certainly be bad.

  • Ensure that the female is properly fed before mating. But avoid overeating before introducing to males.
  • After four to six weeks of molting, this tarantula is ready for breeding. Do not encourage the female to mate if she is still in the molting phase.
  • Divest the cocoon and store the eggs at a humidity of 60% and a temperature of 26-29 degrees. 

Development rate of Colombian Purple Bloom

If the proper environment provides to the female tarantula, it takes 2.5 years while the male takes 1.5 years to be mature. They require proper warm temperature and humidity and also good feeding for development. The growth of this tarantula is fast and depends upon the proper feeding. The spider-ling of purple bloom can produce from 7.5 inches to 8.5 inches.


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