Monocentropus balfouri - Socotra Island Blue Baboon
The Socotra Island Blue Baboon is a beautiful tarantula from the island of Socotra. Socotra is unique in that there are over 700 species of plants and animals there that are found no where else on Earth! This species is also one of the few tarantulas that can live communally in groups! They have a lovely cream or ivory colored body with stunning blue legs contrasting, and will reach adult legspans of about 5 inches. Temperature should be kept in the 70s to 80s, and humidity in the 60-70% range. This is a terrestrial species, and will burrow given the opportunity. They are heavy webbers as well, and will cover most of the enclosure with webbing. The enclosure should emphasize horizontal space over vertical space, and should include several inches of substrate for the spiders to burrow into. If they are being kept communally, additional space for additional spiders should be accounted for. While possessing a painful bite, these are relatively docile for an old world tarantula, and would much sooner flee than fight in most cases. That being said, handling is not advised. This fascinating and unique species is a must own for fans of old world tarantulas or communal setups!
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