Animal Stories - Antilles Pink Toe Tarantula


Animal-World Information about: Antilles Pink Toe Tarantula

The Antilles Pink-toed Tree Spider is one of the most beautiful tarantulas kept in captivity!
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marlene32 - 2011-01-13
I just got my spider today. I was so excited that when I bought it I didn't even bother to ask any questions about it. All I know is that it's a pink toe. It's a baby (: what do I do to add humidity?

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  • henry - 2011-07-09
    Use a water bottle with a mister but make sure not to mist the tarantula itself. Also a shallow water dish could provide some humidity but make sure to keep a sponge or rock in it so your tarantula doesn't fall in.
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adrian - 2011-09-29
i have a farely young pink toe and she wont eat. Whats up?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-29
    She could be starting to molt.
  • Lee - 2011-12-30
    Probably getting ready to molt or recently did before you got it. They tend to not eat when getting ready to molt and don't eat for at least a week or two after they molt.
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got the bug - 2009-02-23
I have 2 of the versi's & 2 avic/avic's and found them to be very different in many ways. The versi's seem to grow faster to start with and as mentioned they do seem to be rather more nervous of handling than that of the avic/avic's. I must say I have however found they are quite hardy. It seems that humidity isn't as important as we think. I have left these for 2 weeks without any form of water accept what was already in habitat and they both were fine when I returned.
Recently one of them (now roughly 1 1/2") jumped towards my hand when cleaning as if to bite, but didn't. They are now starting to gain their red hairs on their abdomen and looking really nice.
A really nice species that gives a lot of satisfaction to grow on from spiderling in my opinion.

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Dylan - 2010-07-09
I recently worked at a petstore that sold these spiders and I was informed that they rub the hair off their abdomens and send it off into the air around the spider this causes ichyness in your eyes and nose and can also leave rashes. The majority of pet stores that sell spiders will not inform you of this due to loss off sales.

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  • synyster - 2010-09-01
    Dylan, that is correct that most new world spiders have urticating hairs that they "shoot" off their abdomen with legs IV. Fact is though, avicularia versicolor does have these urticating hairs but does NOT shoot them. This is the only species I am aware of that does not use this defense even though they are "equipped".. And normally pet stores sell terrestrials (grammastola roseas more than often) or if they do sell avic's, well most of the time they do not know that all new world tarantulas (with exception of Psalmopoeus, Tapinauchenius and all Ischnocolinae species) have urticating hairs and use these as defense just because they have learned only the basic's so it's not really their fault. Best advice is to seek information with breeder's and collectors ;)
  • JMR - 2010-09-28
    It has come to my attention that, while this particular spider is docile, they are also quite nervous. In many photos I've seen of this gorgeous T, I've noticed little bald spots on their bums. It lends some creed to this post, in that they may be easily frightened.
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jeff - 2010-06-22
Can anyone tell me if the guyanna pink toe will molt after it hookd grow on its legs....very helpful site helped me pick my first tarantula.

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  • synyster - 2010-09-01
    No Jeff, usually it's his last stretch when the male has molted his hooks and bulbs. Normally he will die 6-9 months after. Feed him a lot less and that should keep him alive a bit longer...
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daniel - 2010-06-16
I have two pink toe's living happily together I was not told sex of either they were about the same size when I got them but only one molt later skoll became way bigger then hati I have noticed they built a bigger web (duh) but hati the smaller one started putting pieces of moss and bedding in his side of the web is this to make it homely or is he the male trying to seduce the female?

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Luke - 2007-12-23
I have a pink toed, not an antilles, but he is very friendly.

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Greg Keney - 2007-05-07
I just recieved my first Antilles Pinktoe spiderling a week ago. Its no bigger than a dime. I noticed that it was the most active of the 5 spiderlings that came with the order (King Baboon, Chaco Golden Knee, Brazilian Red and White, and Brazilian Salmon-Pink Birdeater). So far, it seems to be doing well. I have it in small circular plastic container that is ~3 times taller than wide. Its an empty Parmesean Cheese container. I drilled many small holes all over the outside for ventilation with a moto-tool and several in the top cap. The snap top features makes it easy to add food and water. I placed a small branch in the container for climbing and turned the small deli cup, used for shipping the spiderling, upside down on the top of the branch. It has webbed up the inside of the deli cup with several strands attached to the branch. It seems to spend most of its time up there. I'll move it to a larger container when it grows a bit. I keep it on top of the fridge, towards the backside, as there is a noticable current of warm air from the condenser coils. This situation provides off and on ventilation as the fridge cycles and the warm air flows up and then across the top due to the cabinetry. For high humidity, I add about a cc of water per day to the bed-a-beast substrate, and spray the outside of the deli cup with a syringe, where a few drops of water pool up along the upside down cup ridge. We'll see if this configuration provides the humidity and ventilation for good husbandry.

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eric johnson - 2006-01-17
well i have three of these pink toe tarantulas and they are very docile and they love to climb and they love the humidity in there cage. you have to keep it on 80% or better. also they like to get out if you can hold them. they are very fast spiders so make sure they dont jump out of your hand. if they do it will kill them in time or at that time. when they hit the floor it will bust there abdomen

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