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Brazilian Black



GEO-LOCATION

Brazil and Uraguay.


HABITAT

Grasslands.

CHARACTERISTICS

a) Common Name

Brazilian Black.

b) Type

Terrestrial.

c) Temperament

Docile. A good beginner tarantula, if you can find one. They do fetch quite high prices in the pet trade.

d) Colouration

This tarantula is a beautiful jet black in colour.

e) Growth

Slow.

f) Full Grown Size

15cm (6 inches).

g) Lifespan

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.

b) Substrate

7.5 - 12.5cm (3 - 5 inches) of peat.

c) Decor

No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants, rocks and driftwood.

d) Temperature

24 29C (75 - 85F)

e) Humidity

75 to 80%

f) Water source

Sub-adults adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.

g) Feeding

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.