Central Highlands of Mexico.
Scrubland to desert habitat.
a) Common Name
Mexican Golden Red Rump.
Strikingly red hairs cover the abdomen, and the rest of the tarantula is covered
in black hairs except for the carapace, which has golden hairs.
f) Full Grown Size
13cm – 16cm (5 - 5.5 inches).
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.