Pamphobetus antinous

Bolivian Steely Blue Tarantula

Temperment: nervous
Habitat: terrestrial, tropical
Care: intermediate keepers

This beautiful jet black spider with subtle red hairs on its abdomen in quite an eye-catcher. They attain a large size and because of their speed are not reccommended for beginners. They require moderate humidity and will readily consume crickets and pinky mice. Some people consider these spiders aggressive although that doesn't seem to be the case. They may strike as a last resort, but their first response is usually to hold their abdomen high in the air as a warning, then flick hairs.

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