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White Knee



GEO-LOCATION

 Northern Brazil.


HABITAT

Rain-forests.

CHARACTERISTICS

a) Common Name

Brazilian White Knee.

b) Type

Terrestrial.

c) Temperament

Semi-aggressive.

d) Colouration

This tarantula has a brown and white banding on its legs with a predominantly brown carapace and abdomen.

e) Growth

Fast.

f) Full Grown Size

20cm (8 inches).

g) Lifespan

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.

b) Substrate

7.5cm 10cm (3 -4 inches) of peat.

c) Decor

No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants, rocks and driftwood.

d) Temperature

25 29C (80 - 85F)

e) Humidity

75 to 80%

f) Water source

Sub-adults adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.

g) Feeding

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.