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Blue Fanged Skeleton Tarantula

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Scientific name: Ephebopus cyanognathus

The basics:
The Blue Fang Skeleton Tarantula is a terrestrial species which is native to French Guiana.

Appearance / health:
4-5" DLS (diagonal leg span). This species is an overall brown coloration, with a slight green sheen to the abdomen and bright blueish purple chelicerae, hence the name.

Behavior / temperament:
Fast, skittish and very defensive. These will not hesitate to rear up in threat display or bite if provoked. Handling is not advised.

Housing:
Medium terrestrial enclosure with ample room to burrow. This is a challenging species to care for, as it requires high humidity, and must be given several inches of substrate to construct a burrow. If the environment is allowed to dry out, the animal will most likely die.

Diet:
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.

Breeding:
Somewhat challenging.

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