Mexican Redknee Tarantula   (common name)

Brachypelma smithi   (scientific name)

Mexican Redknee Tarantula (photograph and drawing)
Range ...... Pacific side of Mexico, mostly in the deserts and scrubland
Type ...... terrestrial (lives on the ground)
Temperament ...... docile and calm (good for beginners)
                    ......  more likely to run away or flick hairs than to bite
Full Grown Size ...... 4 to 5 inches
Temperature ...... 75 to 90° F
Humidity ...... 75 to 80%
Diet ...... crickets, other large insects, small lizards, and pinkie mice
Water ...... shallow, wide water dish or Gut Load
Housing ...... terrestrial cage   Click here to see terrestrial cage.

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