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Dolichothele diamantinensis – Brazilian blue dwarf beauty

Item #: DOLDIA

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Scientific Name: Dolichothele diamantinensis

Common Name: Brazilian blue dwarf beauty

Type: Terrestrial Opportunistic Burrower

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 3” (12cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12-15 years / Males 3 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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Scientific Name: Dolichothele diamantinensis

Common Name: Brazilian blue dwarf beauty

Type: Terrestrial Opportunistic Burrower

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 3” (12cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12-15 years / Males 3 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

The Dolichothele diamantinensis, commonly referred to as the Brazilian Blue Dwarf Beauty, is a captivating species of tarantula that has captured the hearts of arachnid enthusiasts worldwide. Native to the Brazilian state of Bahia, this species is renowned for its striking appearance and relatively docile nature, making it a favored choice among tarantula keepers.

Characterized by its vibrant blue coloration, the Dolichothele diamantinensis possesses a velvety texture that enhances its allure. This species is relatively small compared to other tarantulas, with females reaching a maximum body length of about 6 centimeters (2.4 inches). Despite their small size, they exhibit a remarkable presence, thanks in part to their bright color and lively behavior.

In terms of husbandry, the Brazilian Blue Dwarf Beauty is known for its straightforward care requirements. They thrive in a warm, moderately humid environment that mimics their natural habitat. A diet of insects such as crickets and roaches suffices to keep them healthy and vibrant. Their docile nature makes them less prone to aggression, although, like all tarantulas, they should be handled with care and respect. For those interested in the fascinating world of arachnids, the Dolichothele diamantinensis offers a unique and beautiful glimpse into the diversity and beauty of these often-misunderstood creatures.

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1/2", 3/4"

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