Brachypelma hamorii (F. O. P. Cambridge, 1897)

Mexican red knee (terrestrial)

Habitat: Mexico (NW / urticating hairs)

Body length: ~ 7 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ 25 years, ♂ ~ 5 years

Probably the best-known tarantula on the planet: Brachypelma hamorii, which was often kept as Brachypelma smithi in the hobby before a revision in 2017, is both a great spider visually and rather undemanding in its care. It grows like a stone and, as it grows, can sometimes disappear underground for a while. As a rule, this species is calm and peaceful, yet it has no place in human hands.

current inventory: 0.1.1 (* 2019)

ID: 001, 022