Dolichothele diamantinensis (Brazilian Blue Dwarf Beauty Tarantula) Information + Caresheet

Dolichothele diamantinensis (Brazilian Blue Dwarf Beauty Tarantula) Information + Care

dolichothele diamantinensis (Brazilian blue Dwarf Tarantula) on cork bark.
Size: 3 – 4” dwarf species
Growth Rate: Medium-fast
Natural Habitat: Brazil
Housing Needs: Terrestrial setup. This species will lay down a lot of webbing. They like having things that they can attach to, like faux plants and sticks. Provide them with plenty of things to anchor to.

Diet: Crickets, mealworms, roaches

About: Intense coloration comes in small packages with this stunning dwarf tarantula! From spiderlings to adulthood, Dolichothele diamantinensis show iridescent metallic blues, greens, and red. This is quite a fun tarantula to own! They are both bold and skittish. While raising this species, we have noticed that they seem to know the routine of feeding. As soon as we open their enclosure, they will pop up with great curiosity. They sometimes dart back in their webbing only to reemerge seconds later as if they just can’t stand not knowing what’s going on. These tarantulas are full of personality and attitude. Keep a catch cup nearby when opening their enclosure! Interestingly, this species is one of the only New World species that does not have urticating hairs. Feeding time is quite an exhibition – they are fast and take down good sized prey. I don’t know of anyone who has ever regretted adding one or two of these to their collection! 

Check out Tom Moran's husbandy + care notes here!