One of the most beautiful arboreal Tarantulas available. In you can imagine a 20cm+ metallic purple / blue spider with long red hairs and pink toes you nearly there! There appears to be a very low ratio of females to males in eggsacks (1 female to every 5 males so I have been told) so females are hard to come. I have yet to see a photograph do this species justice, we tried for hours but never really got a perfect match, the photos just don't seem to capture the purple only the blue.
This species needs to be kept in a relatively large arboreal set up with vertical hides. They also like quite dark enclosures. Spiderlings tend to burrow until bigger. This species is a must for all arboreal and Asian keepers or anyone who just likes stunning spiders!
Eckardt, D. 1989. Species report. 1. Lampropelma violaceopedes (Abraham, 1924). Journal of the British Tarantula Society 5(1): 27.
Smith, A.M. 1990. A question of colour. Lampropelma violaceopedes Abraham, 1924. Journal of the British Tarantula Society 5(3): 14-18.