Brazil and Uraguay.
a) Common Name
Docile. A good beginner tarantula, if you can find one. They do fetch quite high
prices in the pet trade.
This tarantula is a beautiful jet black in colour.
f) Full Grown Size
15cm (6 inches).
Females: 20+ years. Males generally live less than half that.
KEEPING THIS SPIDER IN CAPTIVITY
a) Cage setup
Spiderlings can live in a clear plastic container with air holes. Adults can
live in a 1ft (10-gallon) tank. Floor space is more important than height.
7.5 - 12.5cm (3 - 5 inches) of peat.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants,
29°C (75 - 85°F)
75 to 80%
f) Water source
Sub-adults – adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
Spiderlings can be fed on pinhead crickets and other small insects.
Adults can be fed on large crickets and other large insects, as well as
an occasional pinkie mouse.