January Sale! It is "make me an offer" time on tarantulas. I may not always say yes but it is worth asking! (really depends how much I have paid for them). Just drop me an email, tell me which tarantula/tarantulas you would like and how much you would like to pay. Remember once the reduction appears on the website you will need to order quickly or someone else may bag the bargain! (the price will only be reduced for one day so please don't ask unless you are ready to buy)

  • Poecilotheria Metallica - Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula

Common Name: Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula
Scientific Name: Poecilotheria metallica

Status: Captive Bred  

Country of origin - India
Habitat: Tree dwelling
Suitability:  Stunning but fast moving and can be aggressive

My Opinion:
All the Poecilotheria tarantulas are large (as far I know) and beautiful but this has to be the most stunning ever! The adults are bright iridescent blue and although the spiderlings start off grey as other Poecilotheria species, they soon become more and more blue in colour as they moult. This species is also quite fast to grow, like a lot of arboreal spiders. However it has been reported that Poecilotheria venom is more potent than most pet species so I would always take care.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is difficult to give a size for the spiders as stock is constantly changing. Generally, the small size is a spiderling up to 1.5cm body length (small will be SMALL), juvenile is a grown on spiderling with a body length of about 1.5cm, medium 2cm to 4cm and a large is 4cm to fully adult (but a lot depends on the species!)

If you would like me to measure the body length of any medium or large spider, please send me an email. I cannot measure the body length of small and juvenile size spiders as they are constantly changing.

All spiders are unsexed unless stated.

 

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Poecilotheria Metallica - Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula

  • Product Code: 951
  • Availability: 1
  • £75.00


Available Options

£75.00
Stock 1
Order

Bestsellers

Special Offer
Bumblebee Millipede (Anadenobolus monilicornis) Large Juvenile

Bumblebee Millipede (Anadenobolus monilicornis) Large Juvenile

Common Name: Bumblebee Millipede Scientific Name: Anadenobolus monilicornis Size:..

£5.99

Special Offer
Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina sp.) Adult/Sub-adult x 10

Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina sp.) Adult/Sub-adult x 10

Common Name: Hissing Cockroach Scientific Name: Gromphadorhina species Size: Adult / S..

£9.99

Cockroaches / Livefood (species & sizes will vary) per tub

Cockroaches / Livefood (species & sizes will vary) per tub

Cockroaches (species & sizes will vary) I sometimes only have one species of cockroach av..

£3.99

Selection of Specials

Special Offer
Chilobrachys species - Cambodian Blue Tarantula - Adult Male (Matured November 2018)

Chilobrachys species - Cambodian Blue Tarantula - Adult Male (Matured November 2018)

Common Name: Cambodian Blue TarantulaScientific Name: Chilobrachys speciesStatus : Captive..

£19.99

Special Offer
Madagascar Ringed Millipede (Aphistogoniulus polleni)  Large Juvenile/Sub-adult

Madagascar Ringed Millipede (Aphistogoniulus polleni) Large Juvenile/Sub-adult

Common Name: Madagascar Ringed Millipede Scientific Name: Aphistogoniulus polleni ..

£6.50

Special Offer
Cave Crickets (Phaeophilacris bredoides) Per tub

Cave Crickets (Phaeophilacris bredoides) Per tub

Common Name: Cave Cricket Scientific Name: Phaeophilacris bredoides Size: Various ..

£4.99

Special Offer
Wood Scorpion (Euscopius tergestinus) Adult

Wood Scorpion (Euscopius tergestinus) Adult

Common Name: Wood Scorpion Scientific Name: Euscopius tergestinus Size: Adult Statu..

£24.99

Special Offer
Zebra Millipede (Chicobolus spinigerus) Adult / Sub-adult

Zebra Millipede (Chicobolus spinigerus) Adult / Sub-adult

Common Name: Zebra Millipede Scientific Name: Chicobolus spinigerus Size: Adult ..

£12.99

Special Offer
New for 2017! 1640 Brazil - The First Tarantula Spider (2 x DVD package)

New for 2017! 1640 Brazil - The First Tarantula Spider (2 x DVD package)

New for 2017! Written and directed by the veteran tarantula researcher/collector/traveller Andr..

£8.99