Discover the mesmerizing beauty of the Chilobrachys natanicharum, formerly known and loved as the "Electric Blue" tarantula. This species, native to the enchanting landscapes of Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, has undergone a recent reclassification, now bearing a name that reflects its unique identity. The Chilobrachys natanicharum captivates with its stunning blue hues, making it a prized specimen for tarantula aficionados. Hailing from the dense forests of countries like Vietnam and Laos, this species is not just a visual treat but also a fascinating creature to observe and care for.
- Temperature: The ideal temperature range for Chilobrachys natanicharum is 75 to 85°F (24 to 29°C), conducive to their active lifestyle and growth.
- Humidity: A humidity level of about 70-80% is perfect for this species. While I don't use water dishes in my setups, they can be included without any issues.
- Housing: As a terrestrial tarantula, juveniles are well-suited in a 1 oz to 4 oz deli container with appropriate ventilation. Remember, you can request a free container at checkout for baby spiders. Adults require a larger space, about 2 to 3 times their leg span, with opportunities for burrowing.
The Chilobrachys natanicharum enjoys a diet of various insects, including crickets and different cockroach species like Dubia roaches. Smaller prey is suitable for younger spiders, and if necessary, larger prey can be incapacitated before offering. It's important to remove uneaten food to prevent mold. Occasional treats like a small pinky mouse can be given, but sparingly, to maintain a balanced diet.
- Latin Name: Chilobrachys natanicharum
- Common Name: Previously known as the Electric Blue Tarantula
- Locale: Found in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam and Laos.
- Category: Terrestrial, with a penchant for burrowing.
- Size: Typically females reache 7inches in leg span, while males might max out at 6.
- Urticating Hairs: This species does not possess urticating hairs.
- Growth Rate: Exhibits a moderate growth rate.
- Life Span: Females generally live around 12 years, while males might mature out around 4 years or so.
- Recommended Levels: Ideal for anyone who loves asian species.
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Handling the Chilobrachys natanicharum requires understanding and respect. This species is known for being somewhat skittish and may display defensive behavior. While their bites are not considered dangerous to humans, they can cause discomfort. As with all tarantulas, it's crucial to handle them cautiously and responsibly. Please remember, handling tarantulas is at your own risk, and I cannot assume responsibility for any incidents that may occur.