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Grammostola pulchripes (Chaco Golden Knee) 

New World Terrestrial Tarantula

Great beginner Tarantula

 

Comments: 

  • This is large and is a beautiful display specimen.

  • The larger it gets, the more colorful it becomes. 

  • This spider has a personality, every hobbiest must have this species.

Temp/humidity:

  • Ideal temperature 18°-26°C and humidity at 55%-65%.

  • As sling wet one half side of the terrarium where the water dish is then allow it to dry out completely. Dry substrate for juvies and older.

Enclosure: 

  • Use a terrestrial terrarium.

Substrate: 

  • Use 10cm of substrate. 

Retreat/Hide: 

  • Placed a bark for a starter burrow hide.

Food Consumption: 

  • Feed slings twice a week.

  • Feed adults once a week.

  • Food size should be the size of the carapace. 

  • This species is a laid back eater. The only time this tarantula refuses food is when it is near a molt.

Water Requirements: 

  •  Keep a water dish in the tank.

  •  Keep the substrate in the terrarium dry.

Growth Rate: 

  • The growth rate of this species is medium. 

Adult Size: 

  • 17 - 20cm. 

Temperament: 

  • This is a laid back, easy to handle species.

  • Great display T as it stays out in the open and is friendly.