Avicularia azuraklaasi (Powder Blue Pinktoe)
We love the avicularia genus, and this is just another reason to love them more. Adults show off powder blue legs, a dark abdomen covered with hairs that appear black to dark red. This beautiful species is not commonly found and makes a great addition to any collection.
*Adapted from The American Tarantula Society
New World Arboreal
Growth Rate: Medium
Natural Habitat: Peru and Ecuador. Rainforest treetops.
Housing Needs: Arboreal setup with humidity on the higher side.
Temperament: They tend to be a little more defensive than others in this genus. They can also jump and bolt quite quickly. This genus has a unique defense mechanism by which they will launch excrement when they feel threatened. It can go as far as 2 or 3 feet. They also tend to jump, especially as babies and juveniles, and are particularly sensitive to breezes. If a spiderling escapes, hold your breath as you manipulate it back into the enclosure because the slightest breath will cause it to bolt.
Taxonomy and History
Scientific Name : Avicularia azuraklaasi
Described By: Tesmoingt, 1996
Researcher Profile: Marc Tesmoingt
Common Name: Powder Blue Pinktoe