"The Antilles pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia versicolor) also known as the Martinique Red Tree Spider or the Martinique Pinktoe, is naturally docile, although it is quick and can jump up to 30 cm far or high. It is the sole genus possessing type II urticating hairs for defense, but unlike terrestrial new world tarantulas it generally does not kick them, choosing to instead press them against the perceived threat when used. Bites from this type of spider are rare, if provoked it flees. Bites are not dangerous; comparable to a wasp sting."
"The Antilles pinktoe, is native to Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Sea, but is a popular spider pet due to its docile character and unique coloration."
Spotted during a dayhike in the central island region.
Lat: 18.17, Long: -66.29
Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012
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