a) Common Name
Brazilian Salmon Pink / Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-eater.
This tarantula has a black colouration to the body and legs, with contrasting
f) Full Grown Size
17.5cm – 25cm (7.5 – 10 inches). This tarantula grows fast, attaining lengths of
15cm (6 inches) in one year. The Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater is one of the
largest species of tarantula in the world.
Females: 15+ 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.
7.5cm – 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.