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Electric Blue (Chilobrachys sp)

Electric Blue (Chilobrachys sp)

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Quite popular among hobbyists in the USA and Europe for a few years now, Chilobrachys sp. Electric Blue is yet another Chilobrachys species taking the spotlight. Bright iridescent hues of violet and electric blue radiate from the front legs of this species from quite small already, which are said only to improve and become more vibrant as the spider grows. Except for the vibrant blue on the front two pairs of legs,pedipalps and fangs, the rest of the Thailand Electric Blue is a mix of dull brown and grey much like any other Chilobrachys species.

Starting out at more or less the same size as Chilobrachys dyscolus or Chilobrachys sp. Vietnam Blue as slings, females will eventually grow to around 6 inches. Males are sexually dimorphic at maturity and only reach a size of around 5 inches. Being a fossorial species helps to shield it from any extremes in weather. You would do well to keep this species in a fossorial setup but also create a lot of structure outside the burrow so it can attach webbing. Chilobrachys sp. Electric Blue is quite a webmaster and will create silken structures all around the entrance to it’s burrow. They seem to be quite sensitive to their surroundings, so if your tarantula is not settling in and constantly restless, make sure you’ve provided everything it needs in terms of substrate for burrowing and structures that it can use to build a comfortable home.

Old World - Fossorial

Chilobrachys sp 'Electric Blue'


Sling- Sling box or 16oz deli cup
Juvenile - 7x4x4 enclosure
Sub-Adult - 9x6x6 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 gallon tank
Adult - 12x8x8 enclosure or 10 gallon tank
Provide them with a cork bark hide, water dish, a little sphagnum moss (optional) and straight coco fiber. However a substrate like jungle mix or creature soil which is mainly peat moss, a little soil and a small amount of sand. Coco fiber works very well and is the least expensive.

Roaches, crickets and mealworms is our recommended foods. However, superworms are also acceptable when they reach adulthood.

75-80F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species, and they do well at room temperature.

60%-80%, slings should stay on lightly moist substrate, adults should have a water dish and a corner of their enclosure that goes through a wet/dry cycle, moistening the substrate and then leaving it alone until it dries out.

Adults can reach up to 6" diagonal leg span.

3-12 years (Males 3-4 years, with females drastically outliving them at 12+ years)

We do not recommend keeping tarantulas as they will cannibalize each other. Its best to keep tarantulas in individual enclosures.


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