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Poecilotheria metallica tarantula - Gooty Sapphire Ornamental

Poecilotheria metallica tarantula - Gooty Sapphire Ornamental

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If you're searching for the crème de la crème of P. Metallicas, look no further. At Urban Tarantulas, our little eight-legged friends are so pampered, they practically demand room service. Yes, each one is captive bred, raised, and produced right here in our luxury spider resort.  🕸️  

🔥 Hot Commodity Alert! 🔥

Grab 'em before they're gone! We've got a limited stock, and these blue bombshells are becoming rarer than a unicorn doing the Macarena. 🦄💃 So get them while they are available. 

🏠 Enclosure Glamour Guide 🏠

  • Babies: Starting off, your sling(baby tarantula) will require a vial about 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Think of it as the spider equivalent of a Manhattan studio apartment. **Freebie Alert** Want a vial? Say the magic word ("please" works too) in the notes, and we'll throw one in for free.

  • Juveniles: Your spider's growing up! Cue the awkward phase and transfer them to a 32oz deli container. It's like Spider College Dormitory, but with ventilation holes instead of roommates who steal your snacks.

  • Arboreal Mansion: Ready to upgrade to a penthouse? Any tree-loving enclosure over 8 inches tall will do. Your spider will be living the high life, literally!

🔷 Notes on the P. Metallica Species 🔷

  • Vivid Blue Coloring: The P. Metallica is renowned for its striking blue appearance, making it one of the most visually captivating tarantulas in the hobby.

  • Sizeable Presence: Female P. Metallicas can attain a leg span of up to 7 inches +.

  • Impressive Lifespan: Females are known to live up to 15 years, offering long-term companionship for enthusiasts.

  • Conservation Status: While critically endangered in their natural habitats, these tarantulas are gradually becoming more common within the hobbyist community.

  • Social Tendencies: These tarantulas can cohabit with others of their species, though it's crucial to keep a sufficient food supply to prevent rare instances of cannibalism.

  • Caution for Handling: Although they are among the more docile members of the Poecilotheria genus, handling is best left to those with significant experience due to the potency of their venom.

🚫 Additional Advisory: Their venom, while not fatal, is highly potent and should not be underestimated. Handling should be approached with extreme caution.

May your acquisition of a P. Metallica bring a unique blend of natural beauty and mysterious allure into your life.

🔷 Care and Husbandry 🔷

  • Humidity Requirements: These tarantulas flourish in environments with high humidity. Misting the enclosure occasionally is advised to maintain the desired humidity levels. However, avoid creating swamp-like conditions.

  • Water Provision: Although a water dish is not essential for young tarantulas, you may include one if you prefer.

  • Enclosure Information: For further details on selecting the appropriate enclosure, please consult our FAQ.

  • Temperature Preferences: A warm environment will promote faster growth. These tarantulas are adaptable to temperatures ranging from 70°F to 85°F.

  • Feeding Schedule: A single small cricket per week suffices for their dietary needs.

May your care for the P. Metallica amplify the harmony and elegance that these remarkable creatures bring into your realm.

Other useful information
Latin/Scientific name: Poecilotheria metallica
Common name:  Gooty sapphire ornamental
Type:  Arboreal
Category:  Ornamental, Indian species.
Locale:  Southeast India, Andhra Pradesh reserve forest.
Size:  Female legspan can reach 6.5in to 7.5in across.
Urtication hairs: None
Growth rate:  Highly temperature dependent.  In the high’s of 77° they grow super fast.
Life expectancy: Females up to 15 years, males 4 years max.
Recommended experience level:  intermediate.
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Shipping costs:

I charge a standard rate of $50 for shipping tarantulas, and isopods.
I take a loss on shipping, on every package.
There are many costs associated with shipping that are not evident on the surface level:
An insulated box.
Cold/heat pack.
The vials that the animals go inside of have to be drilled a certain way.
The preparation of the vials with padding takes labor to make.
So $50 for shipping is actually a bargain.
Packages go out usually Monday/Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday.
I will not ship after Wednesday, because if there are shipping delays, I do not want it to go over the weekend.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

I offer LAG (Live Arrival Guarantee) on every single package that I ship.
Animals usually arrive at your doorstep, or your nearest FedEx hub the following day after I ship.  Usually 10am, but that is not always the case.
Sometimes it might take an additional day to arrive, but that is rare.
In the RARE case that the animal/s arrive DOA (dead on arrival), the receiver MUST send photos and video to me within an hour documenting the condition of the said animal.
We will then discuss replacement options if that is the case.
I've been shipping and sending hundreds if not thousands of packages over the last 10 years with an impeccable track record.
Shipping costs on DOA’s are never refundable.

Local Pick Up: 

Local pick up in Los Angeles is always available.
If you live close, come pick up the animals.
I can also personally deliver the animals the same/next day if the order is over $200.



Where do you get your enclosures?
For a good quality enclosure, I recommend Herpcult Enclosures

What substrate do you use?
I prefer coco fiber substrate mixed with peat. Usually a 80/20 mixture.
Coco or similar
Sphagnum Peat Moss or similar

What temperature do you keep your tarantulas in?
I have my room set at 80°F, but they will be perfectly fine in temperatures between 69°F-83°F. I prefer using the Govee thermometer.

Are tarantulas venomous?
Yes, all spiders are venomous. However, tarantulas do not possess a medically significant venom. There have been no records of any humans dying due to a tarantula bite.

What happens if I get bit by a tarantula?
On the rare occasion that you get bit by a tarantula, remain calm. Do not run hot water over the wound because it will speed up the spread of the venom. Instead, clean the bite mark with room temperature water and monitor your symptoms. If your pain does not go away, please consult a physician.

What do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas crickets, roaches, mealworms, or superworms. However, crickets are always the easiest and most accessible from pet stores.
Tongs I use are- My favorite option or a less expensive alternative.

How often do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas once a week or bi-weekly.