Brazilian Bronze Tarantula
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The Brazilian Bronze Tarantula, scientifically known as Acanthoscurria geniculata, is a large and stunning species of tarantula. This species is native to the rainforests of Brazil, where it spends most of its life hidden in burrows. Brazilian Bronze Tarantulas are popular among tarantula enthusiasts because of their striking appearance and docile nature. They have a bronze-colored body with black and orange highlights, and their legs are covered in dense spines that give them a menacing look.
Origin: The Brazilian Bronze Tarantula is native to Brazil, where it can be found in the rainforests and grasslands.
Temperature: The ideal temperature range for keeping a Brazilian Bronze Tarantula is between 24-28°C (75-82°F). They can tolerate a range of temperatures, but it's essential to avoid extreme fluctuations, which can be stressful for the spider.
Housing: To keep a Brazilian Bronze Tarantula, you will need an enclosure that is at least 30cm (12 inches) long, 20cm (8 inches) wide, and 20cm (8 inches) tall. The enclosure should have a secure lid to prevent the spider from escaping, and it should be lined with a substrate such as peat moss or coconut fiber. You can also add branches, leaves, and other natural elements to create a suitable hiding place for your spider.
Feeding: In captivity, the Brazilian Bronze Tarantula is a carnivorous species, and its diet consists of live prey such as crickets, roaches, and mealworms. They should be fed two to three times a week, depending on their size and activity level.
Lifespan: The Brazilian Bronze Tarantula has a relatively long lifespan for a spider, with males living for around five years, and females living up to 20 years in some cases.
Behavior and Personality: Brazilian Bronze Tarantulas are generally docile and calm, making them a popular choice for beginner tarantula enthusiasts. However, they can be defensive if they feel threatened, and their venom is potent, so it's best to handle them with care.
Please Note: We don't ship live animals. You can order online and choose click and collect, and we will hold it for you.