Old World Terrestrial Baboon
Not a beginner species
Exellent communal species
If the slings are from the same sac.
- It is a beautiful specie with blue legs from the tibia down, on a sand body.
- This tarantula will also build extensive web tunnels in the enclosure.
- This baboon is not shy, will stay out in view during the day and is a very hardy species.
- They make excellent parents.
- This is a must have baboon.
- 24°-27°C humidity at 60-65%
- This is a opportunistic burrower. As a spiderling, use a vial that would allow at least 7cm of substrate for burrowing. As sub-adult-adult I use a terrarium that will allow at least 10cm of substrate.
Place a bark for a starter burrow hide.
- Feed slings twice a week.
- Feed adults once a week.
- Food size should be the size of the carapace.
- This species is a good eater.
- Keep a water dish in the tank.
- Keep the substrate in the terrarium dry.
- Every four months wet one side of the substrate, than allow it to dry out.
- The growth rate of this species is medium.
- Adult leg span 12.7cm.
- For a Old World tarantula, the Blue Baboon has a forgiving nature.
- They are more likely to beat a retreat than confront its opponent as an adult, but spiderling and juveniles will stand their ground with a threat pose.
Monocentropus balfouri (Socotra Island Blue Baboon)