The Colbolt Blue, while being a beautiful shade of irridecent Blue, is not a Tarantula for every collector.
It is a large, very aggressive, but also a very hardy species which makes it a great addition to any experienced collector that has a strong heart. Known to spend long periods of time in its burrows.
This Tarantula is NOT FOR BEGINNERS
The Cobalt Blue Tarantula is found in Asia in the countries of Thailand, Mayanmar and Laos.
It is known as a terrestrial spider which means it live in burrows and digs itself in so when you prepare to bring your Cobalt Blue Tarantula Home it is important that you have set up its habitat correctly which means ensuring that you have at least 3-5 Inches of substrate to allow your Cobalt Blue to dig in and have a place to naturally feel confortable in its surroundings. The best substrate is a mixture of 50/50 of VERMICULITE and Organic Potting soil be sure to microwave the potting soil first just to be sure that any mites etc are killed before setting up your terrarium.
The size of this Tarantula is medium and your spider will reach around 4 to 5 inches in Diameter so you will need to ensure you purchase the right size housing for this species including taking into account that is it terrestrial and will need to have enough space to move around and burrow.
A good reccomended Terrarium would be one that will allow the cobalt blue to be able to dig its own burrow and normally they will dig down around 3 to 5 inches so this terrarium is a perfect one for a terrestrial burrowing spider like the Cobalt Blue Tarantula
Another thing which is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT is temperature and humidity and since your Tarantula comes from a tropical jungle you need to mimic the enviroment they are from and you need to pay particular attention so your spider does not get too cold or the humidity too high or too low and the best way to monitor this is to use a special THERMOMETER AND HUMIDITY METER
You will want to keep the Cobalt Blue Tarantula at about 75 to 80 degrees with the same for humidity and ensure that you have a shallow water dish with water in it available at all times which will help with the humidity level. Try to have fluctuating heat conditions since it is normal for the temp to be lower at night than in the day for example.
Most of us that live in a cold climate will have our homes heated and normally this is sufficient for heat for our Tarantula but if you turn heating off at night just be sure that your Tarantulas temp does not fall below 70 degrees
If you do need a heat source, the best is a reptile heat pad which can be placed on the SIDE OF THE TANK away from the spider do not place it under the tank.
People love to use lights for heat and so they can see their Tarantula and this can be detrimental to your spider since they like dark places and many only come out at night, another reason is it can dry out your Tarantula cage and effect the humidity levels.
If you would like to see your Tarantula the best way is to use a very low voltage black or incandescent light and be sure to put it a few feet away especially if you are not planning on using it as a heat source for your spider. Be Sure to Monitor the TEMP and Humidity at all times.
It is also a good idea to add somewhere for your Tarantula to hide and a perfect solution for this is an very inexpensive natural cork bark, a small piece placed in your Tarantula cage will give your spider another place to hide
The Cobalt Blue Tarantula will feed on many insects including Crickets, Grasshoppers, Cockroaches even Baby mice, however the easiest things to feed your Cobalt Blue will be CRICKETS and MEALWORMS since these are easy to source and can be DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME you can even buy a beginners Cricket Breeding kit which will show you how to brred your own feeder crickets which will save you money especially if you have several species of Tarantulas.
Tarantulas For Sale – Cobalt Blue Tarantula
If you are looking to purchase a COBALT BLUE TARANTULA i have a few available via my Tarantulas for sale page just click on the link below to check it out.
I have one of these Cobalt Blue Tarantulas and its important you realize they are very quick and are quite aggressive so if you are a Beginner it might be better you check out a Mexican Red Knee Tarantula which is way better starter Tarantula.
Type: Terrestrial Burrowing
Size FG: 4-5.5 inches
Temp: 80-90 (IMPORTANT use thermometer)
Humidity: 75-82 (Be sure to have a shallow dish in terrarium)
Housing: 5-10 Gallon Terrarium
Substrate: 3-5 inches of Reccomended Substrates
Decor: Artifical Bark Log to hide under
Food: Crickets, Meal worms, Lizards, Pinkies
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