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Brazilian Black Tarantula. (Sex is unknown)
Range: Grassland areas of Brazil and Uruguay.
Diet: Spiderlings eat pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, other large insects, small lizards, pinkie mice, and an occasional fuzzy mouse.
Full Grown Size: 5 to 6 inches.
Growth: Slow speed.
Temperature: 75 to 85° F.
Humidity: 75 to 80%. All tarantulas that have at least a 3" legspan may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
Temperament: Docile and calm.
Housing: Spiderlings can live in a clear plastic deli-container with air holes. Adults can live in a 10-gallon tank. Floor space is more important than height.
Substrate: 3 to 5 inches of peat moss, or potting soil.
Decor: No decorations are really needed, but you can add a log, or cork bark
The Brazilian Black Tarantula has often been called the "best pet tarantula", with good reason. Brazilian Black Tarantulas are very docile, impressive, and hence the name, jet black tarantulas.
Females of this species have been known to live for over 20 years!