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Tapinauchenius cupreus – Violate tree spider

Item #: TAPCUP

64.64$

  • CAD: $ 80.00

Scientific Name: Tapinauchenius cupreus

Common Name: Violate tree spider

Type: Arboreal

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Ecuador, Quito / Guyaquil

Body length: 2.25” (6cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4-5”(13-14cm)

Urticating Hairs: yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 14 years / Males 4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced (This is the fastest tarantula on the planet)

 

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Description

Scientific Name: Tapinauchenius cupreus

Common Name: Violate tree spider

Type: Arboreal

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Ecuador, Quito / Guyaquil

Body length: 2.25” (6cm)

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4-5”(13-14cm)

Urticating Hairs: yes

Growth Rate: Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 14 years / Males 4 years

Recommended Experience Level: Advanced (This is the fastest tarantula on the planet)

The Tapinauchenius cupreus, a captivating species within the realm of tarantulas, presents a fascinating study for both arachnid enthusiasts and the scientifically curious. Originating from the lush and dense forests of South America, this species is renowned for its striking appearance and agile behavior. The name “cupreus” itself, deriving from Latin, hints at the tarantula’s most distinctive feature: a vibrant, coppery coloration that sets it apart from its counterparts. This shimmering hue not only serves as a mesmerizing visual spectacle but also acts as a form of camouflage amidst the forest’s foliage and underbrush.

Adult Tapinauchenius cupreus tarantulas exhibit a medium build, with leg spans that can reach up to 4.5 to 5 inches (11.4 to 12.7 cm) in diameter. Unlike some of the more defensively aggressive species, the Tapinauchenius cupreus is known for its relatively docile temperament, making it a subject of interest among tarantula keepers. However, it’s important to note that they are exceptionally fast and agile, qualities that enable them to evade predators and capture prey with astonishing efficiency. Their diet primarily consists of insects, but they are opportunistic feeders, occasionally preying on small vertebrates.

In captivity, the Tapinauchenius cupreus requires an environment that mimics its natural habitat to thrive. This includes a warm and humid enclosure with ample vertical space to accommodate their arboreal lifestyle. Providing structures for climbing and hiding places can help replicate the complexity of their native forests, ensuring that these fascinating creatures lead healthy and active lives. For those interested in the natural world’s marvels, the Tapinauchenius cupreus stands as a testament to the diversity and beauty that can be found within the animal kingdom.

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Size

2.5"F, 1.75", 2", 2.5"

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