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Wednesday, December 5, 2007


On the left is the Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Haplopelma lividum), which is a specie that is native to Myanmar and Thailand. It is quite aggressive and so experts recommend it only as a pet to experienced and well-informed tarantula enthusiasts.

This particular tarantula is also an obligate burrower and generally very shy. It does not possess urticating hairs so it relies more on biting for defense.

Typical care for this specie requires 6 to 8 inches of substrate and a pre-formed burrow near the glass if you ever want a chance to observe it. However, once it has become comfortable in its new home, it tends to spin a large amount of webbing to obscure vision. This specie is largely regarded as a "pet hole" since once it has established a burrow it will generally stay underground and not be seen.

It looks cool with its brilliant blue coloring but experts warn that this kind of tarantula must be treated more as a living art and never handled because it is extremely aggressive and possesses a painful bite.

I guess, if you need to hide something very important, you can hide it inside its burrow. I’m sure no one could steal it without getting a very painful bite first. Haha…

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