Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico.
Scrubland to desert habitat.
a) Common Name
Mexican / Mexican Blonde Tarantula.
Fair. Slightly more aggressive than other beginner species.
This tarantula has a black body colouration with contrasting blonde hairs.
f) Full Grown Size
15cm (6 inches).
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.
At least 7.5cm (3 inches) of peat. This species has been
known to construct deep burrows in the substrate in captivity.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants,
27°C (75 - 80°F)
65 to 70%
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.