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Monocentropus balfouri (Socotra Island blue baboon tarantula)

RM 120.00
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Size Range

Sling (~1cm)
Juvenile (1cm~5cm)
Sub-adult (5cm~10cm)
Adult (10cm~)


Monocentropus balfouri is also known as the “Socotra island blue baboon”, is a very gorgeous bird spider due to its coloration and behaviour. As the name suggested, it is from Socotra-island, part of the Republic of Yemen. It belongs to the subfamily of the Eumenophorinae. Rare variants in coloration, from red to amber, have been found in 1999 and 2003.

This species of spider can reach 6-7 cm in body length and 17-18 cm of leg span. This tarantula is a type of terrestrial bird spider and is a opportunistic burrower. This species is old world tarantula therefore it is not recommended for beginning hobbyists as its might possessed a strong venom.

Monocentropus balfouri can be kept communal if provided with sufficient water and food to prevent cannibalism. The growth rate of this species of tarantula is slow and the life expectancy for female of this species of tarantula is about 10-14 years old and males are given a shorter life span with around 3 to 4 years only.Keepers rated this species of tarantula from 1/beginner to 10/expert as 5.

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In Tarantula life cycle, there is only eggs, spider-ling and adult.

However for pricing convenience, this is a personal rule of thumb, obviously this varies on the species of tarantula.
1. Sling (1cm~2cm)
2. Juvenile (2cm~7cm)
3. Sub adult (7cm~10cm)
4. Adult (10cm~12cm+)

It varies on species as some adults may only reach a few centrimeters while others may get (20cm~25cm+)


  • Price above are website exclusive only. 
  • Size range are for referencing purpose only, size vary by environment, nutrition and gender. 
  • Dwarf / Tiny / Arboreal species are not entitled for LAG in sling and juvie stages.
  • Fragile species are not entitled for LAG in all stages. 
  • Female in all sizes are charged double of listed price, gender ID are based on best effort and Scorpo Hunter shall not be held liable for any different outcome upon sold out. 
  • All specimen availability is based on first come first-served, while stocks last basis.
  • #OOS: Out of Stock
  • #NFS: Not for Sale
  • #PRE: Pre-Order
  • Disclaimer: Photos are for identification and study purposes only. 
  • Scorpo Hunter reserves the right to change the pricing, terms & conditions without prior notice.


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