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Cobalt Blue Tarantula

The Cobalt Blue tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) is part of the tarantula species native to Thailand and Myanmar. Like many Asian tarantulas, it is rather aggressive. Because of the tarantula’s aggressiveness it should only be kept as a pet by well informed and experienced tarantula owners.

This tarantula tends to be shy and is a committed burrower. The cobalt Blue tarantula relies on biting for defense because it does not have urticating hairs.

Standard care for this tarantula calls for a piece of substrate about 7 to 9 inches long and a preformed burrow close to the glass. Once the tarantula is comfortable in its new home it is prone to spin a great amount of webbing and vague vision. Once the tarantula establishes its burrow it typically stays underground and not seen which is why this species is regarded as a “pet hole”. The cobalt blue tarantula possesses a dangerous, painful bite and is extremely aggressive.

Cobalt Blue Tarantula