Cyriopagopus sp. sumatran tiger is a very beautiful bird spider due to its size, behavior and coloration from West-Sumatra. The “tiger” in her name refers to the remarkable and ongoing pattern on her abdomen, which is different than the far more famous CyriopagopusSchioedtei. Males are brown with black legs and white bands around the joints, which is in contrast with the green and beige males of the other species from the Cyriopagopus-genus. The legs are very robust and the carapace can grow up to 3cm. Until now the bird spider hasn’t been officially published yet. The subfamily of the Ornithoctoninae (known as “earth tigers”, due to the patterns on their abdomen) mostly consists burrowing bird spiders living deep underground, except for spiders of the Cyriopagopus– and Phormingochilus-genus. The spiders are very timid and occasionally visible at night. Similar to the burrowing bird spiders from the Ornithoctoninae-subfamily Cyriopagopus often creates a tunnel system underground.
Behavior: Because of the fact Cyriopagopus sp. sumatran tiger is a very timid bird spider, they might react very defensive towards every disturbance nearby. Adult version live high in the trees, while their younger brothers and sisters live closer to the surface between rocks, stones or even lower, adding terrestrial prey to their menu.
Juvenile: 3 - 4 cm, Sub-adult: 6 - 8 cm, Adult: 13 - 14 cm
|Adult Size:||5 - 5.5'' (13 - 14 cm)|
|Temperature:||68 - 82°F (20 - 28°C)|
|Humidity:||70 - 80%|