Pacific side of Mexico.
Scrubland to desert habitat.
a) Common Name
The Mexican Red Leg Tarantula has a docile temperament.
This tarantula has a black abdomen, upper legs and feet, with a red colouration
to the lower legs. The carapace may be brown.
f) Full Grown Size
13cm – 16cm (5 - 5.5 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 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.