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Giant Green Pink Toe Tarantula (Avicularia Kwitara)

This spider is becoming more colourful each time it changes its skin, looking forward to taking pictures when it is full grown.
As it is a arboreal Tarantula I have mine in a Exo Terra Terrarium with a large artificial plant the leaves are hanging from the roof. Sometime I see the spider sometimes I don’t, often it rests on the side of the glass or the artificial bark at the back of the tank. It also spins a small silk bed amongst the leaves.
I have crickets wandering around and this spider captures them at an incredible speed, and will take large mealworms from long tweezers. Soon I will change to a taller tank, as tree spiders require more height than floor space, although I have a water dish I lightly spray the enclosure often.
These lovely spiders are ok to keep for a beginner upwards and I find my spider very docile, but care must be taken when handling or there behaviour will change to nervous and skittish.

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Temperature 27 to 30 C
Humidity 78 to 82%
Origin: Guyana - found along the Kwitara river near Brazil's border.
Lifestyle: Arboreal.
            Average Life Span: Male 3-7 Years Female: 6-15 Years Temperament: Docile and fast.