Antioch, California, United States
Posted Aug 03, 2015
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.