Brazilian Giant Blonde (Nhandu tripepii)
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One of the bushiest bird spiders in the business. Nhandu tripepii is a large terrestrial tarantula with long pinkish setae/hairs all over it’s body, giving it an overall pink appearance. They have a nervous and skittish temperament and are even worse in bright light, you might even find your Brazilian Giant Blonde acting very unhappy and restless if it’s enclosure is in a very bright space so keep this in mind.
Known to burrow and hide when younger, the Brazilian blonde grows really large at roughly 18cm making them impressive to behold which is a bonus because they stay out in the open as they grow larger, making them a great and big display tarantula. They have a voracious appetite and almost every prey item will be met with significant force. Expect your Nhandu tripepii to be an active spider both day and night, they can really be busy bodies just as much as they can stand in one place for what seems to be forever.
New World - Terrestrial
Sling- Sling box or 16oz deli cup
Juvenile - 7x4x4 enclosure
Sub-Adult - 9x6x6 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 gallon tank
Adult - 12x8x8 enclosure or 10 gallon tank
Provide them with a cork bark hide, water dish, a little sphagnum moss (optional) and straight coco fiber. However a substrate like jungle mix or creature soil which is mainly peat moss, a little soil and a small amount of sand. Coco fiber works very well and is the least expensive.
Roaches, crickets and mealworms is our recommended foods. However, superworms are also acceptable when they reach adulthood.
70-80F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species, and they do well at room temperature.
65%-75%, slings should stay on lightly moist substrate, adults should have a water dish and a corner of their enclosure that goes through a wet/dry cycle, moistening the substrate and then leaving it alone until it dries out.
Adults can reach up to 7" diagonal leg span.
4-11 years (Males 4-5 years, with females drastically outliving them at 11+ years)
We do not recommend keeping tarantulas as they will cannibalize each other. Its best to keep tarantulas in individual enclosures.
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