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Banded Pink Toe Tarantula

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Scientific name: Avicularia aurantiaca

The basics:
The Banded Pink Toe Tarantula is an arboreal New World tarantula which is native to rainforests in Peru.

Appearance / health:
Medium to large size (adults reaching 5-6" DLS), with an overall bluish-olive coloration and distinctive yellow bands between each tarsal segment. Mature males are a dark, vibrant green.

Behavior / temperament:
Skittish, but typically docile.

Housing:
Arboreal housing (more height than floor space). Provide a large arboreal enclosure, with plenty of air flow and steady (but not swampy) humidity.

Diet:
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, mealworms.

Breeding:
Easy.

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