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Caribena versicolor - Antilles Pinktoe Tarantula babies

Caribena versicolor - Antilles Pinktoe Tarantula babies

Regular price $33.00 USD
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Quantity and SIze
Housing for Teenagers:
32oz plastic Tupperware with ventilation holes and substrate (coco fiber) will be perfect for about a year.
Housing for Juveniles and Adults:
Tupperware measuring 8-10 inches tall will be perfect.
The Versicolor is probably the most recognized tarantula in the hobby.
Everybody wants a Versicolor pink toe and it’s a must have… for every collector.
This is THE tarantula that I take out for the ‘WOW’ factor. 
Never fails to amaze people.
This is the species of tarantula that I allow the children to hold (supervised)
Certainly goes without saying, the versicolor one of the MOST beautiful species in the entire hobby, and its a plus that they are totally handleable.
1. They love the heat. Keep them in the high 70’s for optimal growth. They can be tolerant of temps between 68F-80F
2. They like humidity. Always make sure there is some humidity in the enclosure. Do not let the substrate dry out, but also, make sure to not allow the substrate to be swamp-like damp. Spray the sides of the enclosure once a week.
3. They need ventilation. Make sure the enclosure you are holding the versicolor in has enough holes so there is thorough ventilation. 
Latin/Scientific name:   Caribena versicolor
Common name:    Martinique Pink Toe, Antilies Pinktoe, Versi,
Type of tarantula:    Arboreal
Category World:    New World
Locale/Where from:    Caribbean, Martinique, Lesser Antilles
Size potential:    Large female legspan can reach 7in across.
Urtication hairs:   None.
Growth rate:    Medium growth rate.
Life expectancy:   Females up to 12 years, males 3 years.
Recommended experience level:    All levels. 
You can also check out Tom’s big spiders site 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.