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Juvenile Pink-Toe Tarantula, Avicularia Avicularia

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A beautiful, docile beginner tarantula species named after their eight pink paws.

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The pink toe tarantula, genus Avicularia, is a captivating and visually striking arboreal tarantula species. It is commonly referred to as the “pink toe” due to its distinctive pink-colored toes, which contrast beautifully with its predominantly black or navy body. This spider belongs to the family Theraphosidae and is native to the tropical rainforests of South America, particularly found in countries like Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil. The pink toe tarantula possesses a medium-sized body with a leg span that can reach up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) in some individuals, making it a relatively large tarantula species. The body is covered in dense, short, and velvety hairs, giving it a somewhat fuzzy appearance. Its name is derived from the tufts of pink-colored setae present on its feet, which aid in its arboreal lifestyle. These specialized setae enhance their grip and enable them to traverse trees and other vertical surfaces with ease. Their agile nature is further enhanced by their long and slender legs, perfectly adapted for life in the treetops. The overall coloration of the pink toe tarantula varies between individuals and subspecies, but it typically exhibits a dark-colored carapace, cephalothorax, and abdomen. However, the legs may display vibrant hues ranging from metallic blues to a deep purple. Avicularia sp. are generally considered to be relatively docile compared to other tarantula species. They are known to be less prone to aggression and are less likely to bite when threatened, but are considered a little skittish. As an arboreal species, the pink toe tarantula constructs intricate webs among the branches and foliage of their natural habitat. These webs serve as a means of both prey capture and shelter. They are opportunistic predators, feeding primarily on insects such as crickets, moths, and small roaches. Due to their unique appearance and relatively low maintenance requirements, the pink toe tarantula has become a popular choice among tarantula enthusiasts and hobbyists.

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