Avicularia purpurea
-Purple Pink Toe

Common names: Purple Pink Toe Tarantula

Adult Size: 13cm to 14cm

Type: New World, Arboreal

Growth Rate: Medium

Temperament: Great for beginners. Calm and docile. 

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

Recommended Climate: Amazonas, Ecuador. 25-28°C (day), 20-24°C (night).

Recommended Humidity: 80% with good ventilation. Mist regularly.

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.

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Description

Scientific Name: Avicularia purpurea

Common names: Purple Pink Toe Tarantula

A beautiful new world arboreal species from the Amazonas area of Ecuador. Appearing to be jet black in appearance, closer inspection under good lighting will reveal the intense purple coloration of the Purple Pink Toe Tarantula. Voracious feeders that grow very quickly in the right conditions. As with most Avicularia species, close attention must be given to the humidity and air flow of it’s enclosure where the air flow must be high yes still maintaining high humidity as well.

Unfortunately, this species is known to suffer from a condition called S.A.D.S. – Sudden Avicularia Death Syndrome. We believe this is due to people keeping them in excessively humid environments without adequate ventilation. It’s the keeper’s task to ensure that this species has adequate humidity, but also with plenty of ventilation to prevent over humidifying the enclosure.

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