-Gooty Sapphire Ornamental-
-Old world arboreal. These beautiful spiders are endemic to the deciduous monsoon forests of Andrha Pradesh in South/Central India. This is a critically endangered species, with a natural intact range of less than 100 square kilometers. They inherit their name from the stunning blue structural pigmentation in the bristles and the origin of the type specimen being a lumberyard in Gooty, a town in the Indian state of Andrha Pradesh.
-These beautiful spiders prefer vertically oriented enclosures with plenty of flats or tubes that allow for climbing, silk anchoring, and retreating. Compared to other members of genus Poecilotheria, P. metallica tend to be shy and prefer dark spaces in which to hide.
-Adult size for females is approximately 5-6 inches diagonal leg span.
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental
All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. Measurement for spiders is 'DLS' (diagonal leg span). This measurement method is determined when the animal is at rest from the front leg's natural extension to the rearmost legs natural resting position.
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