Is a bit crap IMHO but then thats just me I suppose.This species is considered the holy grail for tarantula enthusiasts with adults pricing well above $500. 2-week old unsexed spiderlings go at $300 very quickly. The gender matters since females live for about 12 years, 3-4 times longer than males. They are pretty hardy, relatively fast growing spiders that are generally fed crickets, but can take on anything from a fruit fly to a pinky mouse or anole lizard. They measure up to 6-8" in legspan when fully grown and prefer hot humid environments. They are considered to be relatively dangerous spiders, with medically significant venom, that may cause intense pain and hospitalization for several days, judging from the experience of keepers bitten by other spiders from this genus. They move extremely quickly and attack when cornered, generally preferring flight to fight.
thanks speedreader. They're so gorgeous. I have yet to see one in person.
Some are also darker than others. I guess its just the different bloodlines.:?
Slash, I think it's the lightning. It matters a lot in photography and metallica is called that for a reason - they reflect light pretty well. Mine looks dullish brown under room light but purple blue in daylight.