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Brazilian Black Tarantula

Brazilian Black Tarantula

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This is the infamous Brazilian black tarantula, the most docile tarantula of all tarantulas.
The Brazilian black is a super easy species of tarantula to care for.  
Known as the most docile of all species in the hobby.  
They are super hardy, and require very little maintenance.


The Brazilian black’s are a great first tarantula due to how incredibly docile they can be.
They are from sub-tropical environments, but are masters at adapting to different environments. Keep your substrate more on the wetter side, but not swampy.
You can have a water dish if you please for larger spiders, but the babies do not need one.
These guys love heat. They do well in temperatures from the mid 70’s to the low 80’s.

Other useful information.
Latin/Scientific name: Grammostola pulchra
Common name:  Brazilian black
Type:  Terrestrial, babies are opportunistic burrowers at times.
Category:  New World
Locale:  Brazil
Size:  Large female legspan can reach 6.5in to 7in across.
Urtication hairs: Occasionally, but super rare.
Growth rate:   They are slow growers at normal temps, medium growers above 75F.
Life expectancy: Females up to 20 years+, males up to 6 years.
Recommended experience level:  All levels.

Check out Jamies Tarantulas caresheet site for more care information.

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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.