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Costa Rican zebra (Stripe Knee)

Aphonopelma seemanni


This species is a New World Terrestrial Burrower tarantula. Its growth rate is known to be on the Average if compared to other species. It is a DOCILE But NERVOUS 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 or feel threatened. 
     It's maximum growth size can reach up to 5 ~ 6inches and have an average lifespan of 10 years.
     Give this species a big tank, preferably 4 times its legspan or larger. It requires an average of 75 ~ 85% 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, Anole Lizards, crickets or sometimes a pinky mouse for variety .

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