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Thai Zebra Tarantula (Cyriopagopus albostriatus)

Thai Zebra Tarantula (Cyriopagopus albostriatus)

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Juvenile: 2 - 4 cm, Sub-adult: 6 - 9 cm, Adult: 13 - 15 cm

Cyriopagopus albostriatus, also known as the edible spider or Thailand Zebra Leg tarantula, is a species of spider in the family Theraphosidae, found in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. It is a moderately large fossorial species, which spends most of its time in a burrow. This species' name comes from the Latin prefix albo, meaning white, and the Latin word striatus, meaning lines or striped. This species has white stripes going down each leg, and a white zig-zag pattern on its opisthosoma (abdomen). These patterns on a black background have earned it the common name Thai zebra tarantula. This tarantula is very skittish and defensive, although it can also be very aggressive. It is an Old World tarantula, so has no urticating hairs; its only defenses are biting and fleeing. This tarantula is known to have more potent venom than that of many tarantula species. When fried, these spiders are sold on the streets of Cambodia. Cooked correctly, C. albostriatus is high in protein*

Adult Size: 5 - 6'' (13 - 15 cm)
Temperature: 77 - 90°F (25 – 32°C)
Humidity: 60 - 70%
Feeding: Insects

*References: Wikipedia

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