Scientific Name: Avicularia braunshauseni
Common names: Goliath Pink Toe
The largest of all the Pink Toe species, Avicularia braunshauseni is not the same calm and collected customer that most Avicularia are. This species is a little more edgy, nervous and a good option for keepers looking to move towards keeping arboreal old world species. As you can see, the Goliath Pink Toe has it’s name for a reason, reaching the sizes that some of the heavyweights in the terrestrial world reach.
Remember, this species requires humidity in the region of 80% with good cross-flow ventilation to ensure a quality environment to live in. As for shelter, vertical structures, tubular cork bark or bamboo that reaches from the substrate to the upper areas of the enclosure are a must. Avicularia species are truly arboreal and spend most of their time as high as they can be. Years ago, we had a shelf collapse and many T’s escaped their shattered enclosures (all unharmed except for 1) and the Avicularia species were the easiest to find because they all just headed straight for the highest corner in the room and started webbing new shelters.
We are huge fans of all pink toe species, and this one is yet another we insist should be in your collection if possible.