Chaco Golden Knee Babies and Females
Chaco Golden Knee Babies and Females
The Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula (Grammostola pulchripes)
Why Choose the Chaco?
The G. pulchripes (Chaco Golden Knee) is an incredibly docile and hardy species, making it an excellent choice for first-time tarantula owners.
Requiring minimal care, these tarantulas are known for their adaptability and low-maintenance needs.
Care and Husbandry:
Originally from sub-tropical environments, Chaco Golden Knee tarantulas thrive in various conditions. Maintain a relatively dry substrate, with occasional misting. While a water dish is unnecessary for the babies, it can be introduced as the tarantula grows. They prefer temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to low-80s Fahrenheit but can also adapt to cooler temperatures.
Latin/Scientific Name: Grammostola pulchripes
Common Name: Golden Knee Chaco
Category: New World
Locale: Argentina, Paraguay, and surrounding areas
Size: Females can have a legspan of 6.5 to 7.5 inches
Urtication Hairs: Rarely, if ever
Growth Rate: Medium with higher temperatures, slow at room temperature
Life Expectancy: Up to 20+ years for females, 6 years for males
Recommended Experience Level: Suitable for all levels
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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 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.