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Cyriopagopus Sp. Hati Hati – Purple earth tiger

Item #: CYRSPH

32.32$

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Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus Sp. Hati Hati

Common Name: Purple earth tiger

Type: Arboreal

Endemic Location: Western Sumatra/Indonesia

Body Length: 3.5”  (9cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 6” (13-16cm)

Growth Rate: Medium

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

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

 

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Scientific Name: Cyriopagopus Sp. Hati Hati

Common Name: Purple earth tiger

Type: Arboreal

Endemic Location: Western Sumatra/Indonesia

Body Length: 3.5”  (9cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 6” (13-16cm)

Growth Rate: Medium

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

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced

The Cyriopagopus sp. Hati Hati, a strikingly beautiful species of tarantula, hails from the lush, dense forests of Sumatra, Indonesia. Its name, “Hati Hati,” translates to “be careful” in Indonesian, a playful nod to the cautious approach one should take around these creatures, not because of aggression, but due to their skittish nature and potent venom. This arboreal species is known for its remarkable coloration and patterns, making it a prized specimen among tarantula enthusiasts.

Adults of the Cyriopagopus sp. Hati Hati boast a deep, velvety black color with a metallic sheen, complemented by striking blue to purple highlights on their legs. The contrast is further enhanced by their bright yellow or orange marking on the undersides, which becomes visible when they adopt a defensive posture. Juveniles, however, start with a more camouflaged appearance, blending seamlessly into their natural surroundings, which gradually changes as they mature.

In the wild, these tarantulas make their homes in high tree cavities, weaving intricate funnel webs where they can retreat for safety. They are primarily nocturnal hunters, preying on insects and small vertebrates. In captivity, they require a vertical space with adequate humidity and temperature control to mimic their natural habitat. While their beauty is mesmerizing, potential keepers should be well-informed and experienced in handling arboreal tarantulas, as their care needs are specific and their demeanor can be unpredictable. The Cyriopagopus sp. Hati Hati is indeed a testament to the incredible diversity and allure of the tarantula world, captivating the hearts of those who appreciate the beauty of these misunderstood creatures.

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