This spider originates in Costa-Rica. It can be found in most of Costa Rica as
well as Nicaragua and Guatemala.
It lives in deep burrows in the tropical
a) Common Name
Costa Rican Zebra.
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.
f) Full Grown Size
10cm – 13cm (4 - 4.5 inches).
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.
At least 7.5cm (3 inches) of peat.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants,
80%. Humidity must not fall below 75%.
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.