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Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Easy to handle

4/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to keep

3/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Avicularia avicularia (Pinktoe)

By

Cheshire, United Kingdom

Posted Dec 09, 2012

This is a must have for anyones collection. The Avic avic is a very attractive spider, with its green highlights on their carapace, red hairs on the abdomen and rear legs, and a blue tinge to the femur (not forgetting their pinktoes). These are a great spider to have but do have there downside's, The pinktoe is known to be quite difficult in rearing from sling to adulthood, so for best chances of your pinktoe reaching adulthood buy a juvie, These tarantulas are arboreal spiders, meaning they spend most their time in trees and off the ground. They are a docile species but can still be abit nervous, if handling be very carefull as this species when they feel threatened tend to jump off you, and even though these spiders ar not as heavy bodied as terrestrial or burrowing spiders, a fall can still prove fatal for them. They also have other defence's, this species cant flick its urticulating hair so they press it into you, also they tend to fire their feces at you and have great accuracy. As said these are arboreal and will need a tank of 6Wx6Lx12H minimum. Add abit of cork for her to ankor her web to. Humidity is vital for this species to survive, they need 80-90% humidity and do best at 75-85F. The humidity can be achived by lighty misting every 2-3days depending on how quick the substrate dries out, and the Temp by using a heat mat placed on this side of the tank. I would recommend this T to anyone looking for something abit different to your mex red knee's and your chile rose's, but still just as docile and very colourful.

MTM Spiders.

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