Gooty Saphire Tarantula

Gooty Saphire Tarantula

Sex: Female

Latin name: Poecilotheria metallica 

 It is the only blue species of the genus Poecilotheria.

 Native Home: The Gooty Saphire Tarantulas  natural habitat is deciduous forest in Andhra Pradesh, in central southern India.

Size: The Gooty Saphire Tarantula measures between 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 in) in leg span when fully grown.

Diet:  The Gooty Saphire Tarantula feeds on any suitable sized invertebrates such as large grasshoppers, cockroaches and crickets.

Lifespan: Female Gooty Saphire Tarantulas typically live for 11 to 12 years, or, in rare instances, for up to 15 years. Males live for 3 to 4 years.