Acanthoscurria Ferina

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Acanthoscurria Ferina

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I am an artist looking to buy a large quantity of tarantula specimen preferably Acanthoscurria Feria and also some Acanthoscurria juruenicola. I’ve searched the internet and all I can find are suppliers that only stock a few specimen and sell them at a high price . I did find someone last year that sold them for under $5 but I bought all they had so I’m struggling again . Hope you don’t mind the topic just I’ve searched the internet and couldn’t find anything
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Beware of scammers who may see your post and offer what you want without actually having them for sale. Before paying someone you don't know you should verify that they really have the spiders to send you.

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Re: Acanthoscurria Ferina

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I have had a side interest/fancy for tarantulas for quite some
years. I have even posted some of my dead, spread (articulated)
specimens here in the past for general interest/curiosity. Your inquiry
(from my view) begs more questions than ansewers....

Why would any "artist" need THESE specific species in their work ?
One could (for example) easily find/purchase the common and
RATHER benign species known as the Chilean Rose-Hair (Grammostola
rosea) for little expense and upkeep.

The Theraphosids which you speak of are in a whole nother league
(or level) of expertice and hardly something a typical artist of any
kind would dabble with.

The Rusty Bird-eating tarantula (Acanthoscurria ferina) is no longer
a valid species as it was synonymized with A. theraphosoides. Of your
2 species mentioned it is the more widespread (geographically) of the
two --- being found in Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. When offered, they
fetch pricetags at a minimum of $90.00 USD. Their legspan is typically
about 4 inches (so they are not considered true "giants") and they are
largely "field collected". However, their reddish coloration and golden
joints make them attractive to true hobbyists. But, this terrestrial
species requires high humidity and is known to be fast, and VERY
aggressive in disposition. Thus, it is only suitable for ADVANCED keepers !

The Brazilian Orange-banded tarantula (Acanthoscurria juruenicola) is
yet another EVEN more elaborate species. This one is ENDEMIC to Brazil
and is quite "localized" in that it has only been found in 4 states there:
Mato Grosso, Para', Roraima, and Rhondonia. It is quite larger at around
7 inches legspan, MORE colorful, VERY aggressive in personality -- thus, not
often kept as a pet. Like the other species is not easy to maintain
because of high-humidity requirements and assorted care. Specimens
would cost closer to $150.00 USD if even located.

Brazil, has for many years running prohibited the capture, sale, or trade
in any of its endemic fauna. They are a "no-go" zone for such activity. Of
coarse, the black market exists and things from there are offered here and
there but, all are illegal to have/own.

So, it makes no sense to me why an "artist" choses to dabble in high-priced,
technically illegal species (if from Brazil), which happen to be attractive in
coloration yet, are VERY aggressive in nature AND are difficult to maintain
as "pets"/curiosities.

I think considerable more clarity is needed here.....
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Gosh don’t think I explained myself very well I wanted dead specimens for art purposes . I thought that was an ok thing to say on here . Sorry if it’s not . I’ve bought dead Acanthoscurria ferina before with no issues and they seem quite widely sold in small quantities. And thank you so much for taking the time to reply . Sorry for the confusion
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No problem about asking for dead specimens on Insectnet.

Thanks for the clarification.

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