This is definitely one of the ‘prettiest’ tarantulas in the hobby. During the early stage of life, it is a beautiful bright metallic blue, fuzzy spiderling, and later becomes pink to red with a green metallic carapace. This is a good species for the beginner if a juvenile or adult is purchased. Spiderlings have some special care guidelines. The colors and fuzzy appearance of this tarantula often win people over to the hobby of collecting tarantulas.
Name and Description History:
Aranea hirtipes Fabricius, 1787
Mygale hirtipes C. L. Koch, 1836
Mygale versicolor Walckenaer, 1837
Avicularia versicolor Simon, 1892