Other common names: Amazon Sapphire Pink Toe
Scientific name: Avicularia diversipes
The Amazon Sapphire Pinktoe Tarantula is an arboreal species which is native to extreme western Brazil.
Appearance / health:
5" DLS (diagonal leg span) as adults, on average. Adults are a dark blue with red and green accents on the tarsal segments or "toes". Spiderlings are multicolored, but are mostly a light blue with abdominal striping.
Behavior / temperament:
One of the more defensive species of Avicularia as adults. Known for being fast, skittish, and many will bite if they feel threatened. Not recommended for handling.
Arboreal housing (more height than floor space). Provide a large arboreal enclosure, with plenty of air flow and steady (but not swampy) humidity.
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.
Somewhat challenging, especially compared to others in the genus.
"As previously mentioned on here, these are not your standard Avicularias. They tend to be more aggressive than other Avic.'s and can be shy. These are not for beginners as they are fast and harder to keep than others in it's family. They can be docile, but are very skittish. They'd rather run and hide than bite, but are known to 'fling' their hairs in defense. They are New World Tarantula's, which are Bombardiers. That means they are covered in barbed hairs that they launch at predators, which can cause itching, rashes, and partial blindness if it gets in the eye.."
From VapinOnCloud9 Apr 15 2015 6:26PM