This tarantula is native to Mexico and is frequently found in Belize, El
Salvador and Guatemala.
It can be found in deep burrows in
a) Common Name
The Red Rump tarantula can be skittish and aggressive.
Strikingly red hairs cover the abdomen and the rest of the tarantula is covered
in black hairs.
f) Full Grown Size
13cm (5 inches).
Females: 15+ 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 10 - 15cm (4 - 6 inches) of peat.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants,
27°C (75 - 80°F)
75 to 85%
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.