One of the newer species to enter the hobby in the last few years and easily the most sort after species since Poecilotheria mettalica first became available. These are a Baboon spider with short blue hair covering its body as well as long white hairs covering their femurs with a bit of attitude included and some interesting behavior; making them a very unique species.
 
Though possibly present on other islands they are are found on "Socotra Island" which is in the Indian ocean; south of the Arabian Peninsula. Unlike the other "Blue" Tarantulas they are a desert species and are a lot easier to rear and kept similar other Baboon species with substrate several inches deep to allow for burrowing with a low humidity apart from the occasional mist of the enclosure. They are an excellent display species as they are very prolific webber's covering the enclosure and decor with heavy web which they also shelter in. 

 

Animal Information
LATIN NAME Monocentropus balfouri
DOB: CB2021
SEX Unknown
ADULT SIZE 6in (14cm)
DIET Insects
TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS 24-28C
ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE 18 x 18 x 18 (45 x 45 x 45cm) minimum
LIFE-SPAN 15-20 years - Female 5-6 years - Male

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Tarantula - Socotra Island Blue Baboon (Monocentropus balfouri)

  • Brand: Global Geckos
  • Product Code: GLMB21
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  • £40.00

  • Ex Tax: £33.33

Tags: Tarantula - Socotra Island Blue Baboon (Monocentropus balfouri), GLMB21, Invertebrates

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