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Pinktoe Tarantula

Avicularia avicularia

Description:

The pinktoe tarantula is native to South America, Costa Rica to Brazil, and the southern Caribbean. The mature pinktoe tarantula has a dark-colored body and pinkish feet, while juvenile specimens have pinkish bodies and dark-colored feet. Pinktoe tarantulas undergo a reversal in their coloration as they approach adulthood at 4–5 years. Their venom is considered mild.

1 Species ID Suggestions

sin007sin
sin007sin 11 years ago
Pinktoe Tarantula
Avicularia avicularia Pinktoe Tarantula


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5 Comments

ToddTahtinen
ToddTahtinen 11 years ago

Beautiful ... Very cool spotting ...

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Great spot Sin!
Welcome to the community!

sin007sin
sin007sin 11 years ago

I know right !!..I must say though, I was really excited when a colleague pointed it out to me. Up until a few months ago, I never knew that such a beautiful spider even existed in my country but thanks to the BBC and the airing of one particular documentary, I can now say that I'm a lot less ignorant of it existence.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 11 years ago

I've moved your lovely tarantula to the Arthropods category.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 11 years ago

What an odd place to find one!

sin007sin
Spotted by
sin007sin

Trinidad and Tobago

Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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