Cubaris sp. Shiro Utsuri
Cubaris sp. Shiro Utsuri
Species: Shiro Utsuri
Favorite food: Sweet potatoes, fish flakes (tetra pro), zucchini, squash, carrots, freeze dried minnows, Repashy morning wood, Repashy bug burger, freeze dried crickets, etc.
Other nutritional requirements: Decaying wood, decaying leaves.
Preferred temperature: 70F-85F
Breeding temperatures: 75F-85F
Humidity: Substrate should be damp, but not swampy. Give them a gradient from wet to a drier area.
Special requirements: Calcium. You can add either small pieces of cuttlebone, or powdered calcium to the substrate every few weeks. Garden lime, or dolomite lime as a supplement is a great addition once a month.
Size: Half an inch for adults
Lifespan: 2yrs +
Substrate: ABG mix.
Housing: Any plastic Tupperware with vent holes. You can also make a cutout on the side of the plastic enclosure and cover it with nylon mesh.
Reproduction: Mancae (babies) will usually mature within 6 months or so and start producing their own babies. Brood size can be from as little as 4 mancae to as much as 18+.
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.
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.