New World Terrestrial Tarantula



  • This is a good addition to your collection.
  • It is charcoal grey with red hairs on the abdomen and is heavy built; a beautiful contrasting color after a fresh molt.
  • It is a good display tarantula.
  • This tarantula is easy to care for.
  • Ideal temperature 21°-26°C and humidity at 65-75%.
  • 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.
  • Spiderling use 7cm substrate and for adults use a terrarium that will allow at 10cm of substrate.
  • Place 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 an aggressive good eater, and attacks its prey with a vengeance.
Water Requirements: 
  • Keep a water dish in the tank
  • Dampen one-half of the substrate in the terrarium by overflowing the water dish, than I allow it to dry out.
Growth Rate: 
  • The growth rate for this species is fast. 
  • Adult leg span 17cm
  • This is a rather bold tarantula and is not skittish. 

Acanthoscurria chacoana (Bolivian Red Rump) 13cm Female



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