Grammostola pulchra, Brazilian Black Tarantula

Grammostola pulchra, known as the Brazilian Black Tarantula, is prized for its long life, reputation as a docile tarantula, a reduced tendency to kick urticating hairs, and the deep black color of adult specimen.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

ISO MM G pulchra

Looking for MM G pulchra (fresh, not more than 4 months)  I prefer to buy outright.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Males wanted

 Grammostola pulchra are sold out.

 In search of penultimate males. $260 you ship overnight (NOT USPS). If DOA, due to your negligence 100% refund. If a clutch results I will send you 6 spiderlings.
Breeding agreements are 60/40 (a typical clutch is around 160), the male is not returned (one of my females is a "black widow"). You pay to ship the male, I pay to ship the spiderlings.
A more detailed breeding agreement will be sent if you wish to proceed. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Perfect shipping weather right now.  Only a few G pulchra left.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

G pulchra for sale

Perfect shipping weather right now. Get them before they are gone.
Adult females, juveniles, and spiderlings. Other species available.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Winter Pairings

Hello all. I am currently working to produce a winter sac. If all goes well I will have spiderlings ready to ship this upcoming spring. I appreciate all the comments, and your patronage, thank you for viewing my work. Keep your fingers crossed.
Also, I want to express my deepest apologies to all who have posted in the guest book that I did not reply to. I have been having issues with the UltraGuest  widget and notifications. If the issues cannot be resolved I will be setting up an email account. Please re-post your questions, and I will respond each evening.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Egg Sac

Pulled an egg sac this week. Also have a female sitting on another, and three other females that may still drop.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2nd instar G pulchra slings

That is an American quarter for size reference. They are all taking B dubia nymphs readily and are active.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

2i Spiderlings

Lots of little 2nd instar G pulchra. Just about the entire clutch has molted now.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

First Appearance of 2i

First few 2nd instars emerged today. So far six have molted to 2i.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Egg Ssc

Pulled the egg sac today that Minx produced. All are 1st instar, there were about two dozen bad eggs. I have not counted the hatch out yet, but it looks very good.
She fought hard to protect her sac;  took me about 10 minutes to get it from her.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Egg Sac

Minx has produced a sac.
She was paired with Midnight(001), one of the original Fab Four, the last week of March  to the first week of April. On June 28 she went into her hide and covered the entrance with a thick layer of silk. On July 2 I notice she had removed the thick layer of silk from the entrance and replaced it with a much thinner layer. On July 3 I peered into her hide using a borescope camera and saw what looked to be an egg sac. On July 4 I was able to see clearly into her hide and took a few pictures. I was able to clearly see a large egg sac. I expect hatch-lings around August 19. I am definitely not the first to produce captive bred G. pulchra in the U.S., but this is a rare event in the U.S.; be sure you are ready to get yours when they are ready to be shipped. Be sure you check out my Tarantulas For Sale page, and watch for when the spiderlings get listed.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Page added

I just added a Tarantulas  For Sale page. Please take a look, this is where I will post G. pulchra for sale along with a few other species.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Despite my lack of activity, I am still here and working with my black beauties.
 I currently have a limited number of G. pulchra slings available. Please leave a post in the Guest Book if you are interested and I will get back to you; be sure to include an email so I can contact you.
I have had a few people ask if I sell mature females; No I do not sell my big girls, nor do I have any plans to in the future.
I currently have 5 mature females, 4 juvenile females, 2 mature males (they are playing the dating game now), 5 juvenile males,and a limited number of slings.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Molt Sequence, Sable010

 These are a few pictures from the July 23, 2012 molt of Sable010. I found her on her back at 0107 hours and began watching and taking pictures through the night. She was finally free from the exuvium at 0927 hours, taking a total 8.5 hours+ to complete the process. I missed the initial flip and the final return flip.
She moved off her molt mat for the first time just this evening; nearly a month after her molt.
Sable on her back
She is a big girl

Finally free

Resting after a long night

Stretching, and showing off her massive fangs

Not the greatest pics, but here she is the next morning.

Growing and Pairing

I have been able to determine gender on a few of the spiderlings, and will continue as each one molts. Most are 5th instar now with a few going into 6th instar; they are about 2" leg span now. As I get more gender I.D.s and the temps cool for safer shipping, I will offer some of the spiderlings for sale, soon. Keep watch on my blog.

Minx, peeking out after her recent molt.

Sable and Minx are now becoming more active, after their recent molt. I will be looking to pair them both again, in the hope that they will produce sacs.

Sable's canyon fortress.
Ebony has been actively modifying her trench fortress, I am hoping this activity is a sign she is preparing for a sac.