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Average price for Gramastola grossa in the USA

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by JAFUENTES, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. JAFUENTES

    JAFUENTES Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

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    Hello everyone. I would like to know what price to expect if someone were to have Gramastola grossa for sale?
     
  2. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    This site has a 1.5" juvenile for $35. Having said that, G grossa is reputed to be a very slow grower. It'll be a while before you have a huge spider on your hands.

    They also have another related one, Grammostola iheringi, that's about 2"in size for $89. Those guys are known to grow much faster and are considered the most desirable Grammy by many in the hobby today.
     
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  3. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Unfortunately that listing is from 7 years ago, and Paul Becker is out of the hobby.

    Nowadays grossa are pretty rare as far as I’ve seen, the only recent listing I saw were small slings for $70.
     
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  4. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    2011 ?? I thought that was when the site started.

    It was one of the first things on the Google search.
     
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  5. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    It seems to have vanished except for older websites. The G iheringi is still available and it might be easier to consider that one instead.
     
  6. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    Oops my bad!!

    G iheringi is probably the next best thing & they have a reported faster growth rate as well.

    Both are stunning species.
     
  7. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    I think I found a current listing for this species.

    There is a website called palp friction which has them.
    Hopefully this helps. Only 5 are left.
     
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  8. korg

    korg Arachnobaron

    They're not widely available (in the US anyway) and the price tends to reflect that somewhat. Picked one up several months ago for $50 at around 3/4" and it's actually been growing more quickly than I expected. Ventrally I suspect it's male and of course your results may vary, but yeah, cool spider. One of the underappreciated Grammostola.

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  9. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic Arachnosupporter

    They're amazing actually. They are basically pure black like G pulchra, but practically as big as a Lasiodora species. On the top of the abdomen, they have a gold shield like a coat of arms which is spectacular. It's the only grammy where you can see that clearly but others have hints of it.