Juvenile Pamphobeteus sp. “costa” breeding pair, captive-bred, native to Ecuadorian coastal forest, west of the Andes. A large New World terrestrial that grows to 7 inches. Recommended for intermediate-level hobbyists.
Spiderlings of Pamphobeteus sp. “costa” were introduced to the US in 2014. Retained purple coloration of P. sp. “costa” females was promoted. Last year offered a second generation of captive-bred P. sp. “costa.” At this time we offer a molt-sexed, juvenile breeding pair.
Most Pamphobeteus are from the northwest Andes in South America. P. sp. “costa” is from the Ecuadorian coastal region, specifically Ecuador’s coastal province of Manabi (costa, Spanish, coast). Manabi has many different climates, although dry climate predominates, specifically tropical savanna (Köppen class Aw). Along these lines, you may find P. sp. “costa” spiderlings somewhat more tolerant of dryness than many of its rainforest cousins. Spiderlings are robust-appearing and have hearty appetites. They bear the abdominal Xmas tree pattern seen on a few other Pamphobeteus species, including P. sp. “platyomma” and P. sp. “insignis.”
Photo courtesy Benjamin Weber
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