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Cyriopagopus albostriatus – Zebra leg tarantula

Item #: CYRALB

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Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus albostriatus

Common Name: Zebra leg tarantula

Type: Arboreal

Endemic Location: Thailand, Cambodia

Body Length: 3”  (7cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4-5” (12-13cmcm)

Growth Rate: Medium fast

Life Expectancy: Females 15-18 years / Males 5-6 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

The Cyriopagopus albostriatus, commonly known as the Thai Zebra Tarantula, is a captivating species that intrigues arachnid enthusiasts worldwide. Originating from the lush, tropical forests of Thailand and surrounding Southeast Asian countries, this species is known for its distinctive and striking appearance. The tarantula showcases a base color of deep, velvety black, contrasted with vivid, white stripes that adorn its legs, giving it the “zebra” moniker. These patterns not only make it a visually appealing species but also serve as camouflage in the wild, blending seamlessly with the dappled light filtering through the forest canopy.

Growing to an impressive size, the Cyriopagopus albostriatus can reach leg spans of up to 6 inches (15 cm) when fully mature, making it a medium to large-sized tarantula. This species is known for its arboreal nature, preferring to dwell in elevated spaces such as tree trunks and hollows where it spins elaborate webs to catch unsuspecting prey. Primarily nocturnal, the Thai Zebra Tarantula emerges under the cover of darkness to hunt, feeding on a variety of insects and smaller invertebrates.

In captivity, the Cyriopagopus albostriatus is a popular choice among tarantula keepers due to its striking appearance and relatively docile temperament. However, it requires a specific habitat that mimics its natural environment, including high humidity levels and vertical space for climbing. While it is generally considered less aggressive than some other tarantula species, it can display defensive behavior if threatened. With proper care, this fascinating species can make a rewarding addition to any collection, offering a glimpse into the rich biodiversity of Southeast Asia’s rainforests.

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Description

Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus albostriatus

Common Name: Zebra leg tarantula

Type: Arboreal

Endemic Location: Thailand, Cambodia

Body Length: 3”  (7cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4-5” (12-13cmcm)

Growth Rate: Medium fast

Life Expectancy: Females 15-18 years / Males 5-6 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

 

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