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New World Terrestrial Tarantula

Beginner tarantula


  • They are good display spiders, and a welcome addition to any collection.
  • Beautiful coloring
  • Ideal temperature 24°-28°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.
  • As a spiderling, use a vial that would allow at least 7cm of substrate for burrowing. As sub-adult-adult, use a terrarium that will allow at least 10cm of substrate 
  • This is a opportunistic burrower therefore I 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 tarantula is a great eater.
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 leg span 15cm
  • This species is a semi-aggressive species. 

Nhandu carapoensis 1cm (Brazilian Red)