They are found in the middle east (around Cyprus and Israel). Coloration depends on what region they are found. They are terrestrial (will burrow) and are considered a communal species. This is the only tarantula found in the holy land.
Common name: Israeli
Temp/humidity: Temp in the 75-85 range and doesn't need 'high' humidity, around 30-40% should be good.
Housing: A typical terrestrial setup is good. Place a bark on the enclosure for retreat. Floor space is more important than height. Provide hides lots of hides for communal settings.
Substrate: Use six 4 inches of dry substrate. On my enclosure I use a mix of coconut fiber/coco peat, vermiculite and peat moss.
Feeding: for spider slings, feed them with pinhead crickets or roach nymphs smaller that their size 2 times a week.. Fruit flies is also good if available. For adults, feed them 5 adult crickets or 3 pieces of 1 inch size B.lateralis roaches weekly.
Water requirements: for spider slings, misting the enclosure 2 times a week is enough. For adult, provide a water dish and misting the enclosure ones a week.
Size: up to 5 to 6 inches
Temperament: it has an aggressive behavior but some can handle them.