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Singapore Blue (Omothymus violaceopes)

Singapore Blue (Omothymus violaceopes)

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The Omotymus violaceopes, commonly known as the Singapore Blue Tarantula, is a mesmerizing species native to the dense rainforests of Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore and Malaysia. This tarantula species stands out for its striking and vibrant appearance, captivating enthusiasts around the world.

The Singapore Blue Tarantula showcases a deep, iridescent blue hue that covers its entire exoskeleton, radiating a mesmerizing sheen when light hits its body. Its legs, abdomen, and carapace are adorned with this stunning blue color, making it one of the most visually stunning tarantulas in existence.

Beyond its stunning appearance, the Singapore Blue Tarantula possesses a venomous bite, which it employs to immobilize and subdue its prey. Its fangs, tucked beneath its cephalothorax, enable it to deliver potent venom to effectively overpower insects and small invertebrates.

This tarantula species is primarily nocturnal, utilizing its keen senses and stealthy movements to navigate its rainforest habitat and hunt for food. It constructs burrows or finds shelter within natural crevices during the day, emerging at night to actively hunt and capture its prey.




TYPE
Old World - Semi-Arboreal

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Omotymus violaceopes

ORIGIN
Malaysia and Singapore

HABITAT
Sling- Sling box or 16oz deli cup
Juvenile - 4x4x7 enclosure
Sub-Adult - 6x6x9 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 gallon tank
Adult - 8x8x12 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.

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

TEMPERATURE
72-82F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species, and they do well at room temperature.

HUMIDITY
70%-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.

ADULT SIZE
Adults can reach up to 8"+ diagonal leg span.

LIFESPAN
3-15 years (Males 3-4 years, with females drastically outliving them at 15+ years)

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

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