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Goliath Birdeater / Birdeating tarantula Theraphosa blondi

Goliath Birdeater / Birdeating tarantula Theraphosa blondi

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The Theraphosa blondi, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is a species of tarantula native to the rainforests of South America.
It is considered to be one of the largest and most impressive species of tarantula, with a leg span that can reach up to 11 inches and a body length of over 4 inches.
The Goliath birdeater gets its name from the legend that it is capable of eating birds, although this is not true.
It is actually an opportunistic predator and will feed on whatever prey it can catch, including insects, small mammals, and reptiles.
Despite its intimidating appearance and reputation, the Goliath birdeater is generally docile and makes for a popular pet among tarantula enthusiasts.
It is known for its super impressive size generally.
The Goliath birdeater is also known for its powerful bite, which it uses to subdue its prey. However, the venom is not considered to be deadly or dangerous to adults. Overall, the Goliath birdeater is a fascinating and impressive species of tarantula that continues to capture the attention of people around the world.  This is truly the "WOW" factor tarantula.

Latin/Scientific name: Theraphosa blondi
Common name:  Goliath Birdeater / Goliath Birdeating Tarantula
Type:  Terrestrial
Category:  New World
Humid/Arid:  They love humidity, keep humidity on the higher side.
Temperatures:  This species does not require a super hot environment, I would say ideal temps would be around 68F-75f for idea and healthy growth.
Locale:  Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela
Size:  Literally the Largest species of tarantula.
Largest Female ever recorded was 11 inches. Males can mature around 7inches.
Urtication hairs: Yes, type 3, they suck.  Only specimens over a few inches in length kick urticating hairs. 
Growth rate:  Fast growth rate.
Life expectancy: Females 25+ years, males about 5-6 years.
Recommended experience level:  All levels.  Just don’t handle large specimens.  They are heavy bodies, and if dropped from a distance, their abdomen can rupture.

You can also check out The Tarantula Collectives caresheet for more care info.


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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.