Mexican Redknee (B hamorii)
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The Mexican redknee tarantula, scientifically known as Brachypelma hamorii, is a striking and sought-after species of tarantula that originates from the western regions of Mexico. Renowned for its vibrant coloration and docile nature, the Mexican redknee tarantula is a popular choice among tarantula enthusiasts and collectors. One of the most appealing characteristics of the Mexican redknee tarantula is its relatively docile temperament. Although all tarantulas possess venom and can bite if provoked, the Mexican redknee tarantula is known to be relatively calm and less prone to aggression. This trait makes them popular among tarantula keepers, as they are considered more manageable and easier to handle. In their natural habitat, Mexican redknee tarantulas inhabit burrows dug into the ground, where they create a secure retreat. They are primarily nocturnal, spending their days hidden within their burrows and emerging at night to hunt for prey, which typically includes insects and small arthropods.
Due to habitat loss and collection for the pet trade, the Mexican redknee tarantula is listed as a species of special concern. Conservation efforts are crucial to ensure the survival of these beautiful arachnids in their natural environment.
Colima, Jalisco, and Michoacán
Sling- Sling box or 8oz deli cup
Juvenile - 9x6x6 enclosure
Sub-Adult/Adult - 12x8x8 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 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 superworms is our recommended foods. However, mealworms, are also acceptable.
70-85F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species.
60%-70%, 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 6" diagonal leg span.
5-30 Years (Males 5 years, with females drastically outliving them at 30 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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