Described By: West & Marshall, 2000
Researcher Profile: Rick C. West, Samuel D Marshall
Growth Rate: Medium
Natural Habitat: French Guiana
Housing Needs: Fossorial burrower setup. Higher humidity is needed. Ventilation is important for this species. Some anchor points made of leaves, sticks, or cork will help them create their web tunnel. they tend to make a 'chimney' of webbing that goes into their burrow
Temperament: This tarantula can be a bit defensive and fast moving. We do not reccomend them as your first tarantula for those reasons.
Diet: Crickets, mealworms, roaches
About: This is a fascinating species that is a lot of fun to raise. As spiderlings, they tend to stay out in the open more and seem almost arboreal as they web up their vial and tend to stay at the top, eagerly awaiting their next meal! With every molt you will see changes and bright colors. The coloration on these tarantulas is quite remarkable and at times seems unnatural. The abdomen of juveniles resembles a Christmas tree ornament as it is a metallic bright green and its fang area is bright metallic blue. It has little orange spots near its toes and gold rings on the leg segments. They are fantastic eaters!