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Because of this, we ship these animals FedEx priority overnight for a flat fee of $39.99.
Name: The Brachypelma klaasi is commonly known as the Mexican Pink Beauty. Its scientific name has Greek roots meaning "short sole of the foot".
Recommended Enclosure Size & Setup: This is a terrestrial species. The surface area of the enclosure should be no less than two times the spider's diagonal leg span in one direction and three times the diagonal leg span in the other.
The enclosure should be tall enough to accommodate 2-3 inches of substrate for slings and 4+ inches for adults. Never allow the enclosure to be more than two times their diagonal leg span high above their substrate, as a fall from any higher could be catastrophic. ABG mix, coco cradle, and Dig-It are all good substrate options for this species, but our Pet Bug Team prefers ABG all the way!
Temperature (°F): Ideally, keep them in the mid 70° range with a bit of wiggle room in either direction. Temperatures consistently below 65° or above 85° should be avoided.
A reliable thermometer is strongly recommended.
Humidity: 60%-70%. Slings should stay on lightly moist substrate. Adults should have a water dish and a corner of their enclosure that goes through a wet/dry cycle (moistening the substrate and then leaving it alone until it dries out).
A reliable hygrometer is strongly recommended to monitor humidity within the enclosure.
Size: Specimens sold by Josh's Frogs will be at least 2 inches at time of sale. Adults can reach up to 6 inch diagonal leg span.
Age: B. klaasi spiderlings sold by Josh's Frogs are at least 2-3 months old. Males reach 4-5 years, with females drastically outliving them at 20+ years.
Feeding: These spiders are currently eating two to three 1/2 inch crickets, once a week. There are a variety of appropriate prey items that you can offer, such as roaches, waxworms, black soldier fly larvae, hornworms, and silkworms. Consider feeding your prey items with our gutload formula to give your pet well-rounded nutrition.
We recommend that the prey items not be much longer than the tarantula's “head” is wide. Larvae are an exception—our larvae are harmless. Since they are very high in fat, they're not the best staple diet, however they make a great weight gain supplement.
Remove uneaten prey items after 24 hours, 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 its age, the hardening process could take anywhere from 48 hours all the way up to a week.
Sexing: Due to age, B. klaasi spiderlings sold by Josh's Frogs are sold as unsexed. Specimens of 2.5-3 inch 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.
Coloration/Patterning: Slings are light brown, growing to a velvety black with pinkish brown feet!
Social Behavior: Brachypelma klaasi are not social creatures and any attempt to cohabitate will likely result in cannibalism.
Natural Range: Mexico
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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.
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