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Mexican Blonde



GEO-LOCATION

Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico.


HABITAT

Scrubland to desert habitat.

CHARACTERISTICS

a) Common Name

Mexican / Mexican Blonde Tarantula.

b) Type

Terrestrial burrower.

c) Temperament

Fair. Slightly more aggressive than other beginner species.

d) Colouration

This tarantula has a black body colouration with contrasting blonde hairs.

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

At least 7.5cm (3 inches) of peat. This species has been known to construct deep burrows in the substrate in captivity.

c) Decor

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

d) Temperature

24 27C (75 - 80F)

e) Humidity

65 to 70%

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.