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Name: Amazonius germani ex Pseudoclamoris gigas is commonly known as the “Orange Tree Spider”. It was originally described to be in the Tapinauchenius genus, but has been revised several times.
Recommended Enclosure Size & Setup: Amazonius germani ex Pseudoclamoris gigas is an arboreal species, meaning the enclosure should be taller than it is long. The recommended enclosure height is at least 3 times the spider’s diagonal leg span, and the other dimensions should not be less than two times the spider’s diagonal leg span. The enclosure will need to be upgraded as the animal continues to grow.
They will benefit from a variety of terrarium furniture (cork bark, manzanita wood, etc.) as well to climb on and foliage to hide behind. Live plants can be beneficial to air quality.
4-5 inches of substrate will help the terrarium retain humidity while still allowing for this species to have its high ventilation requirements. ABG mix, coco cradle, or Dig-It are good substrate options, but our Pet Bug Team prefers ABG all the way!
Temperature Range (°F): This species thrives in the mid 70s to low 80s, so a temperature of 75degrees is ideal. Temperatures regularly dipping below 65 degrees, or spiking above 85 degrees should be avoided.
Humidity: These spiders thrive in a humid environment, so the recommended ambient humidity should stay between 75% and 80%. This can be achieved by making sure the substrate is always slightly moistened. Depending on your location, you may need tools such as a humidifier to achieve this environment.
The enclosure sides and decor should be spritzed lightly around 2 times a week to provide your spiderling droplets to drink from, but do not spray your spider directly.
Size: At the time of sale, this animal will be at least ¼ inch . Females can grow to be up to 6 inches, and typically the males are a bit smaller. We use diagonal leg span to measure our spiders.
Age: Before making this species available to our customers, we ensure that they are well-established. This means our spiders are generally molted to a minimum of third instar and will have hatched two to three months prior to being listed for sale.
For spiders that we have not produced in house, we like to get two to three solid feedings in as well as the aforementioned minimums. They go through a 2 week minimum quarantine process to ensure the health of the animal.
For this species, the average lifespan is 3-4 years in males, and 14 years in females when provided an adequate environment.
Feeding: At the time of sale, this animal is eating hydei fruit flies once a week. Prey items should be no larger than the size of the spider’s abdomen, and grow in size as the animal does.
Remove uneaten prey items after 24 hours as these may stress your animal out or endanger the spider during molting.
Never attempt to feed a freshly molted tarantula less than a week after their molt to prevent injury to the spider. Depending on the spider's age, the hardening process could take 48 hours to 1 week.
Sexing: Due to their age, Amazonius germani ex Pseudoclamoris gigas sold by Josh’s Frogs are unsexed.
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Coloration/Patterning: As spiderlings, Amazonius germani ex Pseudoclamoris gigas have a yellow abdomen with black stripes racing down and across it. As they start to mature, their whole body will become a beautiful autumn orange with the carapace turning a lighter orange, almost brown, to contrast the rest of the body.
Social Behavior: Amazonius germani ex Pseudoclamoris gigas is not a sociable animal and should be housed as an individual. Attempts at cohabitation will likely result in cannibalism.
Natural Range: Amazonius germani ex Pseudoclamoris gigas are native to French Guyana.
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