Blue-Legged Tarantula (Phlogius PQ113)

$90.00$180.00

Description

Phlogius is an unofficial genus of tarantulas that is currently called ‘Selenocosmia’. This genus is known for it’s fast growth rate and awesome webbing.

This species is from northern Queensland and the adults are widely regarded as Australia’s most beautiful. In older specimens for a few weeks to months after moulting the posterior half of the abdomen is shiny blue, the femurs of all legs a lovely dark blue and the rest of the leg (excluding the coxa and trochanter which form the base of the leg) are a nice baby blue. The ocular region has a blue tint and the rest of the spider is dark grey.

Tarantula slings should be fed crickets. Here at Bug frenzy we care about our bugs (even the feeders) and as such we don’t recommend “partially crushing the crickets heads” (As recommended by some keepers) as this is very painful for the cricket and quite frankly, cruel. They can be fed live crickets if they are smaller than the spider and the spider has constructed a burrow/web-retreat.

WARNING : Tarantulas have tarsal claws and scopula pads and can climb plastic and glass, be careful.

QLD Residents:
Please note, from 22 August 2020, you will need a licence to buy, keep, and sell protected scorpions (Urodacus sp)  or spiders (tarantulas), with some limited exceptions.  You can read more here about licence requirements: https://www.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0021/134373/keeping-protected-scorpians-spiders.pdf

 

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