Grammostola pulchra (Mello-Leitao, 1921)

 

Brazilian black (terrestrial)

Habitat: Brazil, Uruguay (NW, urticating hairs)

Body length: ~ 7 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ 20 years, ♂ ~ 6 years

The classic tarantula, dark as the night - as if it had come straight out of a horror film ... ... in reality the Grammostola pulchra is a very frugal and calm animal. In the wild, the eight-legged friend must keep hibernation. To do this, the spider has to bury itself deeply in order to survive the temperatures that sometimes approach zero degrees. If you want to breed, you should allow the animals two to three months of winter rest and calmly lower the temperature to 15 degrees Celsius (or less). Then nothing should stand in the way of mating in spring. Incidentally, the animals grow very slowly and accordingly (with good care) reach a handsome age.

current inventory: 0.0.2 (* 2018)

ID: 005, 006

 
Photos:     ...under construction!