10 Jul

Violet tree spider- Tapinauchenius cupreus

We only have about 12 violet tree slings left. They are a popular collectors item. So don’t forget to order yours.

They are velvet in appearance showing blue, purple and green this is one beautiful spider!

Interestingly this New World arboreal lacks urticating hairs. Adults are not so skittish or aggressive. My females are not aggressive at all.

The slings might be fast and have mastered the jump and roll action. When they fall from branches they tug their legs in and form a little ball, once they land on the ground they roll and walk off as if nothing happened.

They are medium growers and grow to about 13cm.

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