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Rear Horned Baboon - Ceratogyrus darlingi

Rear Horned Baboon - Ceratogyrus darlingi

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Ceratogyrus darlingi: The Unicorn of Tarantulas
Why Choose the C. darlingi?
Dubbed the "Unicorn of Tarantulas," the Ceratogyrus darlingi captivates like no other, boasting a singular horn-like protrusion from its carapace. This fantastical feature is not just rare; it's almost mythical in the spider world, making this tarantula a must-have for any enthusiast who prizes the extraordinary.
Key Features:
🦄 Unicorn Allure: This tarantula's horn sets it apart, making it a conversation piece and a fascinating study in spider anatomy.
🌡️ Temperature-Driven Growth: A high-growth species, especially in warmer climates, the C. darlingi reaches maturity rapidly, giving you the chance to witness its awe-inspiring development.
Care and Husbandry:
As a native of Southern and Eastern Africa, the Horned Baboon Spider thrives in drier conditions. Prioritize low humidity and a substrate conducive for burrowing. Also, provide various hiding spots for your spider to retreat to for privacy.
If you're looking to elevate your collection with a specimen that defies convention, the C. darlingi isn't just a choice—it's a statement.


Latin/Scientific Name: Ceratogyrus darlingi
Common Name: African Rear-horned Baboon Spider, Horned Baboon Spider
Type: Hybrid, Fossorial
Category: Baboon, Old World
Locale: Southern and Eastern Africa
Size: Adult females can reach up to 5-6 inches in leg span, males are typically smaller
Urtication Hairs: None
Stridulation: Mild
Growth Rate: Highly temperature-dependent; exceptionally rapid in temperatures around 80°F
Life Expectancy: Females: up to 8-12 years; Males: up to 3-4 years
Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate, or beginners who are well-educated about tarantula care
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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.