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Care Sheet - Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula

Care Sheet - Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula

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Published by John Gamesby
Care Sheet - Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula
Care Sheet - Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula

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Published by: John Gamesby on Jun 21, 2013
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Care Sheet - Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula
Scientific name
Theraphosa apophysis
Habitat
MexicoDry bush land and semi-desert
Size
Ca 6 cm
Life Expectancy
Up to 20 years
Reproduction
Breeding is quite difficult, because there are large temperature deviations betweennight and day. Males need a long time after their adult moult until they are ready for mating.A cocoon consists of up to 600 eggs. Spiderlings are only 2 mm large. The cocoon iscovered with urticating hairs.
Temperature
27-29°C, local 30°C, night turn down to room temperature
Humidity
Circa 60%
Lighting
Halogen Sun Mini in combination with the Thermo Socket PLUS is a sufficient heatand light source.
Substrate
We recommend the use of Jungle Bedding or Coir. But the substrate should not be towet. Does not need to be deep as this spider does not dig.
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