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Mexican Redleg Tarantula

Brachypelma emilia


Mexican Redleg Tarantula (Brachypelma emilia)

Mexican Redleg Tarantula (Brachypelma emilia)

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Other Common Name(s): Mexican true red leg tarantula, Mexican painted tarantula

Habitat: terrestrial

Native Origin: Mexico and Panama

Adult Size: leg span of 5-6 inches

Temperature and Humidity Requirements: 75-85°F with a humidity of 65-70%


Feeding Suggestions: expensive

More About Mexican Redleg Tarantulas as Pets: Mexican redlegs, like the Mexican redknee tarantulas, are prized for their brilliant coloration. This species is docile and easy to care for, though it’s quick to throw hairs when it feels threatened.

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