Theraphosinae sp. "Roatan"

Roatan Birdeater (2cm)

Theraphosinae sp. "Roatan"
Theraphosinae sp. "Roatan"

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Stock Description:

Unsexed Juveniles approx. 5-7cm

Availability:Rarely
Source: CB
Qty:

Species Info:

Origin

Roatan

Lifestyle

Terrestrial

Temp

20-24°C

Humidity

50-60%

Leg Span

????cm

Disposition

????

Suitability

1

This is a moderately large species where adult males are a spectacular deep purple colour overall. Females are much stockier and range from light brown body and legs with a dark abdomen before moulting, to a rich dark velvety black overall when freshly moulted. They come from seasonally dry scrub forest on the central american island of Roatan, where adults are typical burrowers, whist younger ones live under logs and such debris. They will likely do best in dryer setup. The species is currently in the process of scientific description, and is the first captive breeding of this species, and first time offered in the UK. They appear easy to care for at all stages, feeding readily, and based on knowledge of other similar species are expected to grow quickly compared to other new world > > terrestrials. They would likely make an ideal breeding project, and > > should be relatively easy to breed