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Brazilian Whitebanded

Acanthoscurria geniculata


      This species is a New World Terrestrial tarantula. Its growth rate is known to be rather fast if compared to other species. It is an AGGRESSIVE tarantula so it is not advisable to handle this species. Furthurmore it posses urticating hairs and is well known in kicking them when being cornered orfeel threatened. 
     It's maximum growth size can reach up to 9inches and have an average lifespan of 12 years.
     Give this species a big tank, preferably 4 times its legspan or larger. It requires an average of 75 ~ 80% humidity. A wide terrarium would be better than a tall one as it requires more floor space than height. Also keep the temperature at Aprox 75 ~ 85'F . Potting soil, Peat moss, Vermiculite or a mixture of potting soil and peat moss can be used as substrate for this species.
     Feed it with mealworms, king mealworms, crickets or sometimes a pinky mouse for variety .

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