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Brachypelma boehmei (Mexican Fire Leg)

New World Terrestrial Tarantula



  • This is a spectacular species.
  • They grow large and stocky
  • Very beautyfull
  • Good display tarantula
  • Ideal temperature of 21°-29°C degrees and humidity at 65%-80%
  • As sling wet one half side of the terrarium where the water dish is then allow it to dry out completely. Semi dry substrate for juvies and older.
  • This specie like the terrarium a little more moist than the other Brachypelma species.
  • Use a spiderling vial that will allow at least 7cm of substrate for burrowing and 10cm as sub-adult-adult.
  • Place a bark for a starter burrow hide. 
  • This is an opportunistic burrower.
  • Good display tarantula
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 excellent eater. 
Water Requirements: 
  • Keep a water dish in the tank.
Growth Rate: 
  • The growth rate of this species is medium.
  • Adult leg span 15cm
  • This is a skittish species. 
  • Prone to kicking urticating hairs.
  • This tarantula should not be handled.

Brachypelma boehmei 2.5 to 3cm (Mexican Fire Leg)