Other Common Name(s): Mexican orange knee tarantula
Native Origin: Mexico
Adult Size: leg span of 5-5.5 inches
Temperature and Humidity Requirements: 75-90°F with a humidity of 75-80%
Feeding Suggestions: crickets, mealworms, roaches, grasshoppers, small lizards, and pinky mice
More About Mexican Redknee Tarantulas as Pets: Mexican redknee tarantulas, with their brilliant markings and large size, are a popular choice with pet owners and Hollywood directors. Redknees starred in the frighteningly silly 1970's horror flick, Kingdom of the Spiders. Females have an exceptionally long lifespan of over 30 years, so adopting a Mexican redknee should be considered a long-term commitment.