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Brazilian White Knee Tarantula

Brazilian White Knee Tarantula


Other name(s):
 Brazilian White Knee Birdeater, Brazilian Black and White Striped Birdeater, Brazilian White Banded Tarantula, Giant White Knee Tarantula

Scientific name: Acanthoscurria geniculata

Habitat:  The Brazilian White Knee Tarantula is a large, beautiful terrestrial tarantula species which is native to Brazil. Acanthoscurria geniculata are commonly found under rocks, tree limbs and logs, and in captivity need to be provided with lots of hiding places. As they are a burrowing species, their habitat also needs to include a substrate they can create tunnels in.

Like other ground dwelling tarantulas, the Brazilian White Knee Tarantula can be defensive, and it will kick urticating hairs when provoked.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
gorgeous spider, show piece, stunning, Great display animal, great eaters, incredible eaters
Challenging:
handling, semi aggressive nature, experienced tarantula enthusiast, difficult husbandry requirements
Interesting:
subtropical species, reputable breeder, humidity issue
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.4 (10)
HeartlandInvert
A. geniculata is a great tarantula for those who want...
Review by: HeartlandInvert (40) July 11, 2014 17:01
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
Arach222
Nice big plump T.... dynamic white stripes on legs. D...
Review by: Arach222 (14) February 15, 2013 15:06
  • Currently 100
5.00
marcfrick2112
Let me first preface my review by saying that all tar...
Review by: marcfrick2112 (18) updated May 15, 2012 01:17
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
Izzy
Pros:Very fast to grow.Good eaters. accepts many inse...
Review by: Izzy (14) January 24, 2012 11:31
  • Currently 100
3.00
SpiderGirl
Beautiful spiders that get quite large and grow fairl...
Review by: SpiderGirl (14) October 31, 2011 09:59
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo

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