Brazilian Red Head Tarantula (1-2 inch)
The Acanthoscurria Brocklehursti is also known as a Giant Black and White. It is an extremely large species of spider known to reach leg spans of up to 9 inches. They are a terrestrial species that can be found predominantly Brazil.
This is a terrestrial species of tarantula so it will not burrow the way some other tarantulas do. They are known for their aggressive eating habits and vibrant coloration. A. brocklehursti usually don’t hide much and spend a lot of time out in the open exploring and so make impressive display Tarantulas.
A water bowl should be given when the tarantula reaches 2″. Spiderlings will require light misting to drink droplets of water. A bottle cap is ideal for maintaining hydration while keeping the tarantula’s booklungs out of the water. Prior to reaching 2″ droplets of water on the side of its tank should be provided for hydration.
They are often confused with its close relative the A. Geniculata. This species is aggressive and especially large and is therefore not recommended for beginners.
Experience Level: Experienced
Diet: Spiderlings will eat pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, other large insects such as lobster roaches.
Size: 7 to 9 inches when fully grown.
Temperature: 80.6-86 Fahrenheit
Humidity: 70-80 Mist cage regularly to maintain humidity.
Housing: Spiderlings can live in a small clear plastic deli-container with air holes poked with a pin. Use a small amount of substrate such as peat moss. Adults will live in a Large Terrestrial Cage, floor space is more important than height for this species.
They really do not like any direct light, so be sure to keep the enclosure in a well shaded place away from any direct light sources. A good retreat is required to make it feel more secure during molting. No decorations are really needed, but you can add a log, or cork bark. Always house tarantulas separately. Written By;