Scientific Name: Poecilotheria Metallica
Common Names: Gooty Sapphire Ornamental | Gooty Sapphire | Sapphire Ornamental
Not for beginners. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful tarantulas in the world, the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula is still one of the most sought-after species for almost every tarantula hobbyist. Starting out as boring grey-ish purple slings, females will mature in to a flurry of blues, whites and yellows that keep your eyes glued.
In our opinion the best temperament of all the pokies (Poecilotheria), known to hunker down and wait for danger to pass, rather than throw a threat pose or show any aggression. This doesn’t mean they’re not capable of getting angry, biting or what we call teleportation if given the right reasons.
From sling to adult, these tarantulas move invisibly fast when they decide to run for it, so extreme care is necessary as their bite is significantly unpleasant.