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Avicularia Peru Purple - Jurensis pink toe

Avicularia Peru Purple - Jurensis pink toe

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Welcome to the realm of the regal! The Peru Purple (Avicularia Jurensis M2) is so stunning, it makes rainbows jealous. If you're wondering what royalty wears in the spider world, it's this fabulous purple hue.

🏠 Housing: Super simple

  • Baby Steps: Start off with a salsa deli container. Yes, the same one you nabbed from your last taco Tuesday! 3-4 oz will do.
  • Teenage Dream: Move them into a high-rise Tupperware mansion that's 6-10 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide.
  • Adulting Like a Pro: Time for a 10-12 inch arboreal condo.

🌬️ Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air

  • Cross ventilation is key. Drill a few holes in that fancy enclosure of yours to let the wind blow through their tiny little follicles?

🌡️ Climate: No Sweater Needed

  • These lovelies like it between 70°F and 82°F.

📚 Quick Facts:

  • Latin Name: Avicularia Jurensis M2
  • Common Name: Peru Purple
  • Habitat: Arboreal (They're the penthouse kind of spider)
  • Origin: Straight outta Peru
  • Category: New World
  • Size: Females flaunt a legspan of 6-7 inches. Werk it, girl!
  • Itch Factor: None! They're all beauty, no bite (well, urticating hairs anyway).
  • Growth Spurt: Medium growth rate
  • Longevity: Ladies live up to 12 years; gents, a chill 3 years or so.
  • Spider Scholar: Great for tarantula enthusiasts from beginner to expert.

Buy it, love it, and elevate your tarantula game to new heights!

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Shipping costs:

I charge a standard rate of $50 for shipping tarantulas, and isopods.
I take a loss on shipping, on every package.
There are many costs associated with shipping that are not evident on the surface level:
An insulated box.
Cold/heat pack.
The vials that the animals go inside of have to be drilled a certain way.
The preparation of the vials with padding takes labor to make.
So $50 for shipping is actually a bargain.
Packages go out usually Monday/Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday.
I will not ship after Wednesday, because if there are shipping delays, I do not want it to go over the weekend.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

I offer LAG (Live Arrival Guarantee) on every single package that I ship.
Animals usually arrive at your doorstep, or your nearest FedEx hub the following day after I ship.  Usually 10am, but that is not always the case.
Sometimes it might take an additional day to arrive, but that is rare.
In the RARE case that the animal/s arrive DOA (dead on arrival), the receiver MUST send photos and video to me within an hour documenting the condition of the said animal.
We will then discuss replacement options if that is the case.
I've been shipping and sending hundreds if not thousands of packages over the last 10 years with an impeccable track record.
Shipping costs on DOA’s are never refundable.

Local Pick Up: 

Local pick up in Los Angeles is always available.
If you live close, come pick up the animals.
I can also personally deliver the animals the same/next day if the order is over $200.



Where do you get your enclosures?
For a good quality enclosure, I recommend Herpcult Enclosures

What substrate do you use?
I prefer coco fiber substrate mixed with peat. Usually a 80/20 mixture.
Coco or similar
Sphagnum Peat Moss or similar

What temperature do you keep your tarantulas in?
I have my room set at 80°F, but they will be perfectly fine in temperatures between 69°F-83°F. I prefer using the Govee thermometer.

Are tarantulas venomous?
Yes, all spiders are venomous. However, tarantulas do not possess a medically significant venom. There have been no records of any humans dying due to a tarantula bite.

What happens if I get bit by a tarantula?
On the rare occasion that you get bit by a tarantula, remain calm. Do not run hot water over the wound because it will speed up the spread of the venom. Instead, clean the bite mark with room temperature water and monitor your symptoms. If your pain does not go away, please consult a physician.

What do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas crickets, roaches, mealworms, or superworms. However, crickets are always the easiest and most accessible from pet stores.
Tongs I use are- My favorite option or a less expensive alternative.

How often do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas once a week or bi-weekly.