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Costa Rican Zebra



GEO-LOCATION

This spider originates in Costa-Rica. It can be found in most of Costa Rica as well as Nicaragua and Guatemala.


HABITAT

It lives in deep burrows in the tropical rainforest.

CHARACTERISTICS

a) Common Name

Costa Rican Zebra.

b) Type

Terrestrial, deep burrower.

c) Temperament

Fair.

d) Colouration

The abdomen is usually a brown to black colour with russet hairs. The legs are dark brown to black with distinct longitudinal cream lines down the legs.

e) Growth

Relatively quick.

f) Full Grown Size

10cm 13cm (4 - 4.5 inches).

g) Lifespan

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.

b) Substrate

At least 7.5cm (3 inches) of peat.

c) Decor

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

d) Temperature

26C (78F)

e) Humidity

80%. Humidity must not fall below 75%.

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.