Cobalt Blue Tarantula

Cobalt Blue Tarantula at Wingham Wildlife Park

Cobalt Blue Tarantula Natural History

Size

The cobalt blue tarantula has a body length of 2.5 inches (6 cm) and a leg span of up to 5 inches (13 cm).

Habitat and Distribution

These tarantulas live in the tropical rainforests of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Age

Males of this species generally live for 10- 12 years, which is half the lifespan of females who can reach up to 24 years of age.

Diet

These carnivores only eat live prey such as insects, baby mice, small reptiles and amphibians.

Groups and Breeding

Females may lay 1000 in an egg sac within her silken burrow after breeding with a male. The eggs can take up to 60 days to hatch.

Threats

This tarantula is not yet listed by the IUCN.

Interesting facts

This is an old-world tarantula and as such they do not have urticating hairs (irritating hairs which can be flicked at threats), relying on biting as a defence.

The Cobalt Blue Tarantula During Your Day Out in Kent

The cobalt blue tarantula is on display in the reptile house along side a number of other invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians such as Salmon pink tarantula, reticulated pythons and chubby frogs.