Latin Name: Brachypelma hamorii
Sex: Currently Unknown
Mexican red knee tarantulas have an average leg span of 5 inches (12cm) and are docile, slow-moving animals and you can handle them regularly without causing it undue stress which makes them an ideal beginner arachnid. They also rarely bite but instead will flick hair from their abdomen and legs, this may cause irritation to a humans skin. Females have a life span of between 20 – 30 years but males live for about 10 years. Mexican red knee like a high humidity of 60 – 70% and temperature of 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (23-26 Celsius). They will eat many types of insects such as locusts, cockroaches and mealworms and even a pinky mouse on occasions as a protein boost. Adults will only nee to eat 1 or 2 times a week, when molting they take a break from this.
Available from the Basingstoke store – 01256 263633