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Aphonopelma chalcodes


       This species is a New World Terrestrial Burrower tarantula. Its growth rate is known to be rather slow if compared to other species. It is a Docile and Calm tarantula so it can be handled if the urge is there. But this species is known to retreat into its burrow whenever there is poeple around or feel threatened.
     It's maximum growth size can reach up to 6inches and have an average lifespan of 12 years.
     Give this species a big tank, preferably 4 times its legspan or larger. It is more happier on the dry side so give it about 50 ~ 60% 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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