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Mexican Red Rump Tarantula

Mexican Red Rump Tarantula


Other name(s):
 Mexican Redrump Tarantula;
Mexican Black Velvet

Scientific name: Brachypelma vagans

Habitat:  The Mexican Red Rump is a terrestrial species which is native to scrublands in Mexico and south to Belize, El Salvador and Guatemala. They are a burrowing tarantula, and will opportunistically occupy any available burrow.

Brachypelma vagans are commonly kept as exotic pets, and are considered to be quite docile. However, handling can be a challenge, as they can be skittish and will throw urticating hairs when startled.
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Owners say:
Wonderful:
jet black legs, red abdomenGood eater
Challenging:
squeamish family members, abdomen hairs
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4.3 (4)
Evaner
My Spider is still just half an inch, but she/he is s...
Review by: Evaner (4) June 17, 2013 22:50
  • Currently 100
5.00
Vader
Review by: Vader (3) December 03, 2012 13:51
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4.00
TheJadeness
The red rump was the first tarantula I had ever handl...
Review by: TheJadeness (25) May 14, 2012 08:02
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4.00
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Izzy
Pros:Gorgeous jet black legs with stunning red abdome...
Review by: Izzy (13) January 24, 2012 10:42
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo

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