Avicularia braunshauseni
-Goliath Pink Toe

Common names: Goliath Pink Toe

Adult Size: BIG 18cm to 20cm

Type: New World, Arboreal

Growth Rate: Medium

Temperament: Nervous but Docile.

Lifespan: Females (10 to 12 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)

Recommended Climate: South America – Brasil, Santarem 25-28°C (day), 20-24°C (night).

Recommended Humidity: 70-80% with good ventilation.

Basic Enclosure Requirements: Arboreal setup with at least 4 x the size of the spider in vertical space, 5cm to 10cm of substrate. The enclosure must have good cross-flow ventilation with vertical structure of any kind as these arboreal tarantulas tend to create intricate webbed homes of their own. Don’t forget the customary water dish.

Photo Credit: Chase Campbell (CEC Arachnoboards)

Description

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.

 

 

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