Scientific name: Ephebopus cyanognathus
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.
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.
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.
electric blue fangs, brilliant green abdomen, beatific spider, beautiful species
personality, humidity requirements, slow growing species, macho guys
burrow, ample substrate, terrestrial land
"Most of the beautiful species of Tarantulas are the ones that burrow, unfortunately making them difficult to see very often. This variety is a burrower, but all burrowers will come out at night when hungry. They are also more aggressive than other terrestrial (land) or arboreal (tree) varieties, but this is because they are far more afraid of us than we should be of them, think of how small they are! We are giant killers in their eyes! So, I feel totally in control, even if they are in attack mode! This beatific spider has a brilliant green abdomen, electric blue fangs, yellow banded legs that you have to see to appreciate. I would NEVER handle him/her, that's for macho guys. She's not the variety you'd want to handle, although some are.She is only about 1 inch still, and a slow growing species. Someday she should be up o 5 inches, which is about average for a Tarantula.."
From Lisa_1967 Aug 3 2015 6:58PM