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Avicularia Braunshauseni - Giant Pink toe tarantula


Avicularia Braunshauseni: The Gentle Giant of the Avicularia Family

Introduction: Meet the Avicularia Braunshauseni, a true marvel in the tarantula world. Known for being the largest of the Avicularia species, this tarantula combines impressive size with a gentle nature. Reaching up to 7-8 inches for females and maturing at about 4-5 inches for males, the Avicularia Braunshauseni is a sought-after species for any enthusiast. Not only are they known for their significant size, but they also boast a docile demeanor, making them a fascinating and manageable pet. Due to their rarity and unique characteristics, they are a prized addition to any collection.

Care Details:

  • Temperature: Ideal between 75 to 85°F (24 to 29°C). This species thrives in a warmer environment, promoting healthy eating, growth, and molting cycles.
  • Humidity: Avicularia Braunshauseni prefers a humidity level of around 70-80%. Despite their need for higher humidity, water dishes are not necessary. I personally do not use them for my tarantulas.
  • Housing: Being an Arboreal species, these tarantulas need vertical space. For babies, a small vial up to 5 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter with proper ventilation works perfectly. Remember, free vials are available at checkout, but you must request them. For juveniles larger than 2 inches, a 7-8 inch tall enclosure is ideal, and for adults, an enclosure ranging from 12 to 16 inches will provide them with the space they need to thrive.

Diet: I provide a varied diet of crickets and cockroaches, including Dubia, Red-runner, and Madagascar hissing roaches. Baby tarantulas do well with baby crickets and roaches. It's okay if you only have one type of prey. For smaller prey, crush the head and leave it in the enclosure; your tarantula will do the rest. Remove uneaten food to prevent mold. Occasionally, offer a pinky or hopper mouse, but remember, this is a treat and should not be overdone.

In-depth Facts:

  • Latin Name: Avicularia braunshauseni
  • Common Name: Braunshausen's Pink Toe Tarantula, Giant Pinktoe / Pink toe
  • Locale: Originating from Brazil, they are a rare find in the wild.
  • Category: Arboreal, known for moderate webbing.
  • Size: Females can reach 7-8 inches, males around 4-5 inches.
  • Urticating Hairs: Present, but typically not aggressive.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate, with females living up to 12 years and males maturing in 3-4 years.
  • Recommended Levels: Suitable for all levels of tarantula enthusiasts, thanks to their docile nature.

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Safety Disclaimer:

Experiencing a tarantula bite is extremely rare. There have been no recorded fatalities due to a tarantula bite. Old World tarantulas typically have stronger venom than New World species. Approach tarantulas with respect and understanding. In the unlikely event of a bite, remain calm. Discomfort usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours. Larger tarantulas have more venom than smaller ones. I cannot assume responsibility for bites. Handle tarantulas responsibly and always prioritize your safety and the tarantula's well-being.

In my 11 years of experience, I've only been bitten once, by a species with highly potent venom. The symptoms disappeared after a week.

The Avicularia Braunshauseni, with its grand size and serene nature, is an epic, rare treasure in the tarantula community. A must-have for enthusiasts and a delight for those new to the world of tarantulas.