Heterothele gabonensis
-Gabon Blue Dwarf Baboon

Common Names: Gabon Blue Dwarf Baboon

Adult Size: 5-7cm (Dwarf Species)

Type: Old World, Burrower, Webber, Communal tendencies

Growth Rate: Fast

Temperament: Skittish and nervous.

Lifespan: Females (6-7 years) | Males (1-2 years)

Recommended Climate: Gabon. 26-28°C (day), 22-24°C (night).

Recommended Humidity: Winter 65-75%, Summer 70-80%

Basic Enclosure Requirements: Terrestrial setup with at least 4 x the size of the spider in horizontal space, roughly 5cm of substrate with a shelter and a water dish. Add a small hole on one side where the spider will automatically begin burrowing.

Photo Credit: Chase Campbell (CEC Arachnoboards)

Description

Scientific Name: Heterothele gabonensis

Common Names: Gabon Blue Dwarf Baboon

There isn’t much information on this species of dwarf Baboon Spider. Our sources suggest that they are much like Heterothele villosella in that they are burrowers and also have communal tendencies with one explorer studying them over an extended period and finding that they can co-habitate.

The colors on this species have much darker tones than H. villosella and also displays a sold amount of dark blue in the right lighting, a really cool old world species that also happens to be a dwarf species. They are said to be nervous and skittish and will throw a threat display at any sign of danger, but will run like the wind rather than bite, but don’t take too many chances or you could have some new piercings…