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. 
Food Consumption:
  • 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. 
Water Requirements:
  • 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.
Growth Rate: 
  • 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 1cm (Socotra Island Blue Baboon)



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