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Quezon Blue Earth Tiger Tarantula - Orphnaecus sp. "Quezon Blue" (Captive Bred)

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  • A fairly uncommon species from the Philippines, some aspects of this spider are debated such as their approximate size.
  • When freshly molted, this spider has a blue sheen to its abdomen and legs.
  • Members of this species can make noise via stridulation with their chelicerae.

Orphnaecus sp. “Quezon Blue” or the Quezon Blue Earth Tiger has a genus name derived from the Greek word “orphnaios” which means dark. The “Quezon Blue” portion of its name is provided by its bluish sheen and the area in which it is found in the wild.

Enclosure size: 

They remain obligate burrowers throughout much of their lives, as babies a dram vial or pill bottle large enough to give them 2”-3” of substrate to burrow in is appropriate for quite some time. As the little ones grow into adults they will need closer to 6” of substrate. For floor space 3-4x the spider’s diagonal leg span for both length and width is appropriate, just make sure that the space above the substrate does not exceed 2x the spider’s diagonal leg span to prevent injury from a fall.


A good comfortable range for them is 75-80 degrees, temperatures consistently 65 degrees or below or above 90 degrees should be avoided for the longevity of the spider.


75%-80%, This can be achieved by keeping the substrate fairly uniformly lightly dampened.


Young O sp. “Quezon Blue” sold Josh’s Frogs are approximately 1/2” diagonal leg span. This species' max size is a hot topic of debate, with some claiming them to be close to dwarf size and others claiming they can reach sizes of up to 6”. This species will most likely reach sizes of 4”-5” diagonal leg span.


At least 2 months at time of sale. The maximum lifespan is not altogether well known, but they are a fast growing species. There have been reports of males in other species of this genus reaching maturation in 2-3 years. With this in mind, if they follow the growth patterns of their cousins, females should live around 10-12 years.


At time of sale specimens are eating hydei fruit flies. Babies should be fed every 4-7 days, as they age into adults that should be spread to every 7-10 days. Prey should be the size of the spider’s carapace or smaller. Never attempt to feed a freshly molted tarantula less than a week after their molt to prevent injury to the spider.


Due to age, O sp. Quezon Blue sold by Josh's Frogs are sold as unsexed. As they approach maturity, specimens may be sexed using a molt, due to the small nature of this spider molt sexing may require a magnifying glass. Females will have spermatheca and a uterus externus between the top set of book lungs that will catch and "flap" if a pin is run down the inside of the abdomen. Males will have a much more plain slit that does not budge with attempts to manipulate it.


Babies are a fairly uniform yellowed tan, adults have a medium brown carapace, their abdomen is a darker brown usually starting a little bit lighter where it meets the carapace and the legs are a lovely black. The legs and abdomen of adult specimens do have a blue sheen when freshly molted.

Social behavior:

Orphnaecus sp “Quezon Blue” are not social creatures, any attempts to cohabitate will likely result in cannibalism.


Spiders for breeding purposes should remain supervised when together and should only be attempted well fed. Mature males can be put in the enclosure of a mature female for courtship/mating. Remove male promptly after insertion is observed, or immediately if female is aggressive rather than receptive. This is best done around a month after the female molts, as a freshly molted female is less likely to molt out of a pairing.

Natural Range:

Quezon, in the Luzon region of the Philippines

Links of Interest:

  • Arachnoboards: a community of spider enthusiasts that will be able to or have already answered almost any question you can think of with regards to tarantulas.

Still not sure if a Quezon Blue Earth Tiger from Josh's Frogs is the right pet bug for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!


After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.
  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.

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