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Costa Rican Bluefront Tarantula - Aphonopelma burica (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.

  • A less offered Aphonopelma species from Central America, this species will add the right touch of uncommon beauty to your home.
  • This species grows up to have the typical heavy bodied Aphonopelma build and a royal blue sheen to the chelicerae.
  • A docile species that will rarely so much as kick a hair, slings spend much of their time burrowed.

Aphonopelma burica is known commonly as the Costa Rican Bluefront, its scientific name has Greek and Latin roots meaning "silent" "sole of foot" and "brownish/reddish"


Aphonopelma burica is a terrestrial species of spider, the minimum surface area of the enclosure should be two times the spider's diagonal leg span one way and three times the diagonal leg span the other. The enclosure should have room for at least 2"-3" of substrate for slings and 5"+ for adults. Do not provide more than two times the diagonal leg span of your terrestrial spider for head space above the substrate, as a fall from any higher could potentially be catastrophic.


Aphonopelma burica is best kept in the mid to high 70° range with a bit of wiggle room in either direction. Temperatures consistently below 65° or above 88° should be avoided.


Around 70%-75%. Lightly moistened substrate with a water dish suits this species just fine.


Aphonopelma burica slings sold by Josh's Frogs are at least ⅜" in diagonal leg span. Adults can reach a diagonal leg span of up to around 5".


At time of sale, our Aphonopelma burica babies are eating hydei or small crickets twice a week. As they get older size their prey up following the size of their carapace. Older specimens will eat less often, with adults needing to only eat every 10-14 days.


Due to age, Aphonopelma burica 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.


Aphonopelma burica slings are a light brown, developing into reddish brown adults with a royal blue metallic sheen to their chelicerae.

Social behavior:

Aphonopelma burica is by no means considered social and any attempt to cohabitate will likely result in cannibalism.


Spiders housed 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:

Costa Rica

Links of Interest:

  • 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.


After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.

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.

Live Arrival Guarantee

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.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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