husbandry information per studbook location can be found in the annual
reports, starting in the report of 2000. Eva Knon maintains a very good
site on Pyxis
arachnoides in German. Additional good and detailed information
in German on P. arachnoides and P. planicauda, and in Dutch on P. a. arachnoides is present
here. A brief Dutch recommendation for
keeping of Pyxis arachnoides in captivity is available too.
Pyxis a. arachnoides mating
Hatchling Pyxis arachnoides oblonga
Adult Pyxis a. arachnoides
subspecies of Pyxis arachnoides are distinguished:
The areas of distribution of the subspecies and climatic conditions in Tulear are shown in the figures below.
All three subspecies of P. arachnoides are kept and bred successfully within the Studbook Breeding Programme Pyxis arachnoides. A general caring scheme for P. arachnoides can be found below.