Cobalt blue tarantulas live in the tropical forests of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is one of the most attractive and most aggressive species of tarantula.
The spider appears almost black at first glance, but is actually a bright blue color. It can reach a max size of five inches and like most tarantulas, the female lives much longer than the male.
Because of its very aggressive nature and speed, the Cobalt Blue tarantula is only recommended for experienced collectors and should rarely be handled.
The spider will need a small terrarium up to ten gallons in size and an under-tank heating pad. The habitat requires a half-log or some form of hiding area and a shallow water bowl. The bottom of the cage will need up to five inches of bedding.
About twice a week, crickets or other gut-loaded feeder insects should be fed to the tarantula.