Avicularia diversipes (Amazon Sapphire Pinktoe)

Named for the array of colors they display, this beautiful species is one of the most colorful of the avics. As we frequently see within this genus, coloration changes during development and they tend to display the brightest colors as spiderlings and juveniles. They are agile and fast. Some report this species to be more defensive as adults than most others in this genus. They are a joy to watch grow and you will see changes with each molt.

Name Pronunciation:
Avicularia (uh-vik-yuh-LAH-ree-uh)

*Adapted from The American Tarantula Society

Name and Description History:
Mygale diversipes C. L. Koch, 1842
Eurypelma diversipes C. L. Koch, 1850
Avicularia diversipes Bertani & Fukushima, 2009

New World, Arboreal
Size: 4.5 – 5.5”
Growth Rate: medium – fast
Natural Haitat: Southern State of Bahia, Brazil. They are found living in vegetation and seem to be attracted to large leaves. They often construct silk tubes using leaves as a web anchor.
Housing Needs: Arboreal setup. Higher humidity is needed and can be obtained by misting every few days and adding cups of water to the habitat.
Temperament: . This genus has a unique defense mechanism by which they will launch excrement when they feel threatened. It can go as far as 2 or 3 feet. They also tend to jump, especially as babies and juveniles, and are particularly sensitive to breezes.