Brazilian red and white tarantula (Nhandu chromatus)

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Venomous species!

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Short care sheet Brazilian red and white tarantula (Nhandu chromatus):

Origin: Brazilia/Paraguay

Size: up to 7-9 cm 

Temperature: 24-28C day

Humidity: 60-70%

Difficulty Level: Easy

Important: This is a VENOMOUS species and although it is not deadly for human it must be kept with all possible precaution. Also mind urticating hairs on the rear of the abdomen – don’t touch them or let to get in contact with mucous membranes!

Nhandu chromatus is beautiful, but relatively nervous species, with appearance similar to White Knee Tarantula (but brighter). Due to its nervous nature it is not the best species for handling – it is better to give it respect and try to not enter its private space without reason.

Young instars need a bit more attention and care as they are very small – they can be kept in pretty small containers and fed with very small crickets or roaches, also you can use pieces of freshly killed mealworm.

Larger instars are readily accepting even larger prey, so such feeders as crickets, mealworms, morio worms, Pallid, Lobster or Dubia roaches, locusts or even newborn mice can be used to feed them.

As adult tarantula is pretty large and should be kept in an enclosure of 30x30x30cm or similar size, younger instars are perfectly living in any container of suitable size.

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