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Ephebopus uatuman – Emerald skeleton

Item #: EPHUAT

$ 42.00

  • USD: 33.94$

Scientific Name: Ephebopus uatuman

Common Name: Emerald skeleton

Type: Fossorial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Body Length: 2” (5cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4.75” (12cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12-15 years / Males 3-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

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Scientific Name: Ephebopus uatuman

Common Name: Emerald skeleton

Type: Fossorial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Body Length: 2” (5cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4.75” (12cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 12-15 years / Males 3-4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate

 

The Ephebopus uatuman, commonly known as the Emerald Skeleton Tarantula, is a fascinating species of tarantula that captivates enthusiasts and researchers alike. Native to the rainforests of northern Brazil, this species is renowned for its distinctive appearance and intriguing behavior. The name “Emerald Skeleton” derives from its striking coloration and the unique pattern on its legs, which resembles a skeletal structure, accentuated by a beautiful emerald green hue on its exoskeleton.

Adults of this species can reach a leg span of approximately 5 to 6 inches, with females generally larger and more robust than males. The Ephebopus uatuman exhibits a primarily burrowing lifestyle, creating intricate tunnels and chambers within the forest floor. Unlike many tarantula species that are nocturnal, the Emerald Skeleton Tarantula can be active at various times, often seen hunting or maintaining its burrow during daylight hours. Their diet mainly consists of insects, but they can also prey on small vertebrates.

In captivity, the Ephebopus uatuman is a prized specimen for tarantula enthusiasts due to its unique appearance and relatively docile nature. However, they require specific care to thrive, including high humidity, a temperature range of 75-85°F, and a substrate deep enough to allow for their natural burrowing behavior. While handling is not recommended due to their speed and potential stress to the spider, observing these creatures in a well-maintained enclosure offers a glimpse into the complex beauty of one of nature’s remarkable architects.

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