New Guinea Black Femur (SAF)
A rare chance to get adult specimens of this sort after yet rarely available species. It has that’s has taken us years to finally obtain S.dichromata and S.ardnsti from western Papua New Guinea. A beautiful species with a sleek velvety black body with a contrasting orange or pink carapace. They are generally less secretive than other asians and are often out in the open. They require a moist substrate 10 – 15cm deep to allow burrowing and increase the humidity. They should be kept around 26°c with a 4°c drop in temperature at night.
Terrestrial Asian species are generally aggressive, when threatened they rear up in a threat display and won’t hesitate to bite anything that gets close. Selenocosmia are however in a league of their own and are 6 inches of pure evil. Not only are they fearlessly aggressive but also exceptionally fast so be careful as they are likely to bite, bang your cat and push over your TV as they escape because they are a bad boy spider only suitable for experienced keepers.