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This species is a New World Abroreal tarantula. Its growth rate is known to be on the Average if compared to other species. It is a DOCILE But SKITTISH tarantula it is possible to handle this species but careful as it may jump. Furthurmore it posses urticating hairs and is well known in kicking them when being cornered or feel threatened. They also can shoot poop at you as a defense! Seriously! 
     It's maximum growth size can reach up to 5 ~ 6inches and have an average lifespan of 16 years.
     Give this species a tall tank, preferably 4 times its legspan and a tall tank or larger. It requires an average of 75 ~ 85% humidity. A tall terrarium would be better than a wide one as it requires Height than Floor Space. 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. Provide it with cork bark or a tree branch for it to climb and build a retreat.
     Feed it with mealworms, king mealworms, Anole Lizards, crickets or sometimes a pinky mouse for variety .

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