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Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula - Grammostola pulchripes (Captive Bred)

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SPECIAL NOTE: USPS forbids shipping venomous spiders or scorpions in the mail.

Because of this, we ship these animals FedEx priority overnight for a flat fee of $39.99.

  • One of the best beginner species due to their generally gentle demeanor.
  • Boasts a faster growth rate than other members of its genus or some other classic beginner species.
  • A definite gentle giant, these docile and curious spiders can boast an 8" diagonal leg span in adulthood.
  • Definite home renovators, these spiders are often seen out in the open moving substrate for their own home improvement projects.

Grammostola Pulchripes or "Chaco golden knee tarantula" Grammostola has greek roots meaning "lined clothing" which probably refers to the knee striping on most members of the genus. Pulchripes has Latin roots meaning "beautiful feet", putting it all together it's not difficult to figure out how it got its name! Adults do have some pretty beautiful leg striping.

Recommended enclosure size:

For length and width provide no less than four times the spider's diagonal leg span, and enough height to provide at least 2" of substrate for babies with no more than two times their diagonal leg span for head space above to prevent injury from falling. Adults will need closer to 4"-5" of substrate for an appropriately sized burrow.

Temperature:

They are an incredibly temperature hardy species with an acceptable range of 65°-78°, temperatures consistently 5 or more degrees outside of this range should be avoided.

Humidity:

55%-65%, this range is easily maintained by intermittently overflowing the water dish a bit and letting the surrounding substrate dry out s bit before doing so again.

Size:

Grammostola Pulchripes spiderlings sold by Josh's Frogs are at least .5"-.75" diagonal leg span at time of sale. Adults will easily reach 7"-8" diagonal leg span at maturity.

Age:

At least 2 months old at time of sale. Females live 15-25 years, averaging around 20, males of the species tend to average 5-6 years.

Feeding:

At time of purchase they are eating a ¼" cricket or a small amount of hydei two times a week. As they mature feedings will need cut down to once a week gradually. Prey items should be roughly the same size as the spider's carapace or smaller, do not feed for at least a week after molting.

Sexing:

 

Due to age, G Pulchripes spiderlings sold by Josh's Frogs are sold as unsexed. Specimens of 2.5"-3" diagonal leg span will be able to start being accurately sexed. The most accurate method is always molt sexing, the molt of a female tarantula of appropriate size will have spermatheca and a uterus externus in between the top two sets of book lungs that will appear as a "flap" that will catch and open if a pin is gently run down this section of the old exoskeleton. Males will have a much more plain slit that will not budge with attempts to manipulate it.

Color/Pattern:

Spiderlings are pink with a brown abdomen, gradually growing to be a gray brown color with yellow striping on the knees that can range from a banana yellow to a yellow/orange.

Social behavior:

Grammostola Pulchripes should be kept by themselves, any attempts to cohabitate will likely result in cannibalism.

Breeding:

Spiders for breeding purposes should remain supervised when together and should only be attempted well fed. Mature males can be put in the enclosure of a mature female for courtship/mating. Remove male promptly after insertion is observed, or immediately if female is aggressive rather than receptive.

Natural range:

Grasslands of Argentina and Paraguay.

Links of interest:

  • Crickets
  • Dig It
  • Arachnoboards: a community of spider enthusiasts that will be able to or have already answered almost any question you can think of with regards to tarantulas. http://arachnoboards.com/

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Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:
If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.
If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
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Tyler

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Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula Review

I am super satisfied with my purchase. My first tarantula ever and I couldn't be happier. I got it on Thursday and it had its first meal in my care on Friday. Thank you so much Josh Frogs

Tyler

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Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula Review

I am super satisfied with my purchase. My first tarantula ever and I couldn't be happier. I got it on Thursday and it had its first meal in my care on Friday. Thank you so much Josh Frogs

Tyler

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Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula Review

I am super satisfied with my purchase. My first tarantula ever and I couldn't be happier. I got it on Thursday and it had its first meal in my care on Friday. Thank you so much Josh Frogs

Amazing Frog Josh

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Ligit

Just soooooo good

amanda

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Cutest little things

I got one of these a while back and it was so adorable. It actually looked like the picture. I love the little bugger. She came packaged nicely and alive and she is doing great. Getting ready to molt!

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