Endemic to the regions of Guerrero and Michoacan in Mexico.
Scrubland to desert habitat.
a) Common Name
Mexican Flame Knee.
Very similar to B. smithi (Mexican Red Knee).
This tarantula has a black and white colouration with contrasting red bands on
f) Full Grown Size
10cm (4 inches) body with 15cm (6 inches) leg span.
Females: 20+ years. Males generally live to about 5 years and up to 12 months
after their last moult.
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 5 - 7.5cm (2 - 3 inches) of peat.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants,
32°C (75 - 90°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.