Providing proper care for Phlogius pinnacle, or any tarantula species, is essential for their health and well-being. Here's a basic care sheet for Phlogius pinnacle:

1. Enclosure:

  • Use a secure and escape-proof enclosure. A glass or plastic terrarium with a well-fitting lid works well. Ensure proper ventilation to prevent mold and moisture buildup.
  • For a single adult Phlogius pinnacle, a 10-gallon tank is usually sufficient.

2. Substrate:

  • Use a substrate that retains moisture but also allows for drainage. Coconut fiber (coir), vermiculite, or a mix of both can work well.
  • The substrate should be kept slightly moist but not waterlogged.

3. Temperature and Humidity:

  • Maintain a temperature range of 24°C to 29°C.
  • Keep humidity levels between 65% to 75%. Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity.
  • A shallow water dish can be provided for drinking and maintaining humidity.

4. Feeding:

  • Phlogius pinnacle are carnivorous and primarily eat insects. Offer appropriately sized live prey, such as crickets, roaches, or mealworms.
  • Feed adult tarantulas every 1-2 weeks, while younger ones may eat more frequently.

5. Handling:

  • Avoid unnecessary handling as it can be stressful for the tarantula and may lead to defensive behavior.
  • If handling is necessary (for cleaning, rehousing, etc.), use gentle techniques and always wash your hands before and after handling.

6. Enrichment:

  • Provide hiding spots like cork bark or half-buried flowerpots, giving the tarantula a sense of security.
  • Tarantulas also use silk to create webbing. Offer some silk threads or artificial silk material to encourage natural behaviors.

7. Health and Observations:

  • Regularly observe your tarantula for any signs of illness or abnormal behavior.
  • Molting is a natural process for tarantulas. Provide a suitable hide for the molting period, as they become vulnerable during this time.

8. Sexing and Breeding:

  • Determining the sex of a tarantula can be challenging, and it typically requires an experienced eye or professional help.
  • Breeding should only be attempted by experienced keepers, as it involves specific conditions and precautions.

9. Caution:

  • Although Phlogius pinnacle is not considered dangerous to humans, it's essential to handle them with care and avoid provoking defensive behavior.
  • Always wash your hands after handling any pet, including tarantulas.