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Trinidad Pink Tarantula (Holothele Longipes)

SKU 0041906
Original price €64.99 - Original price €64.99
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€64.99 - €64.99
Current price €64.99

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The Trinidad Pink Tarantula (Holothele Longipes) is a New World Terrestrial species native to Trinidad and Tobago as well as Venezuela. This spider is highly desired among tarantula collectors for its amazing coloration and small size.
If you’re considering adding a Trinidad Pink Tarantula to your collection, here is everything you need to know about this wonderful species!

Trinidad Pink Tarantula Care Sheet
Name of Species Holothele Longipes
Family Theraphosidae
Common names Trinidad Pink Tarantula
Native location Trinidad and Tobago / Venezuela
Category New World
Type Terrestrial
Leg span 2 to 2.75 inches
Growth speed Fast
Urticating hairs Yes
Diet Insects, primarily roaches & crickets
Social Solitary
Temperature 70 to 80 °F
Humidity 75 to 85%
Life span Females: 5 to 10 years / Males: ~2 years
Experience level Beginner

Trinidad Pink Tarantula Overview
The Trinidad Pink Tarantula, also known as the Holothele Longipes, used to be known as the Holothele Sanguiniceps.
It is a dwarf tarantula that naturally inhabits Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.
This spider is a tropical species that is mainly terrestrial with a tendency to burrow.

The Trinidad Pink Tarantula is very well known for its gorgeous, colorful appearance. As adults, they exhibit stunning dark legs that are metallic black/blue in color and a striking pale, orangeish coloration on parts of their carapace and abdomen, giving them a very unique look.
Another thing that’s quite special about these spiders is that they’re very small. Fully grown, they typically do not grow bigger than 2.75 inches, making them one of the smaller species in the hobby.
Females are typically a bit larger than males, but both are very small. Though they are small, they have a very fast growth rate.

Behavior and Temperament
The Trinidad Pink Tarantula is quite docile and therefore decently suitable for beginners. They do not have a tendency to display defensive behavior and would rather run from threats than face them head-on.
A threat posture is rare from this species and they almost never bite. As with all tarantula species, they do have venom, but it is very mild.
They also have urticating hairs and are known to kick them when they feel threatened, so that is something to watch out for.
In addition, the Trinidad Pink Tarantula is known for being extremely fast. They can run at very high speeds, which can catch some people by surprise. They are also very skittish and have a high tendency to run and flee from anything that scares them, which can make rehousing them sometimes difficult. They also are quite heavy webbers.

Caring for a Trinidad Pink Tarantula
Temperature and humidity
Since the Trinidad Pink Tarantula is from a tropical environment, they need relatively high temperatures and humidity levels in order to thrive. We want to mimic the climate that they naturally inhabit as closely as possible.
Typically, a temperature between 70 and 80°F and humidity between 75 and 85% is good for them.

Tank setup
The Trinidad Pink Tarantula is a small species so they do not need a very large enclosure, an enclosure with a size of 30 x 30 x 30cm would be plenty of space for an adult specimen, but you can even go a little bit smaller if you need to. Slings and juveniles can be housed in much smaller spaces, as long as you rehouse them as they get bigger.
Since this is a terrestrial spider, prioritize the length and width of the enclosure over height. They will not climb, so a lot of vertical space is not necessary.