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AKA: Grammostola pulchra, "Brazilian Black"


Experience: Beginner


Growth Rate: Slow


Type: Terrestrial/Fossorial


Venom: Similar to a bee sting. Slight swelling and irritation.


Urticating Hairs: Yes, but most are likely to flee than attack


Adult Size: DLS ~ 7.5" Slow Growers


Expected Life Span: Females 20-30 years - Males up to 10 years


Temperature: 65°F - 78°F 


Humidity: 65-78% with adequate ventilation.


Natural Origins: Brazil


Habitat: 24" x 18" x 12" Enclosure. A drainage layer of clay balls or small gravel is beneficial in getting the substrate saturated but not leaving it a watery mush, adding a layer of mesh screen keeps the substrate and drainage level separated, and finally a layer of a good substrate on top. It's recommended to have a water dish, multiple hides, and plenty of substrate for the T to burrow in if they desire to do so. For a bioactive tank, you can add Springtails and even live plants that help keep the humidity up and add to the enclosure aesthetic.


Substrate: A Peat moss and coco fiber mixture. A minimum of 5 to 6 inches of Substrate.



Sling (1/4"-1")


Sm. crickets, or Sm. Dubia 2x a week.



3-4 medium crickets, Md. Dubia every 7-10 days

Sub- Adult - Adult(4"+)


3 or 4 large dubia roaches every other week or about a dozen crickets every 2 to 3 weeks


As an Adult, you can mix up the diet with Red Runner Roaches, Superworms, and even Horned Worms as a rare treat as they are more fatty than nutritional.




Extra Info. : One of the most popular species to keep for its beauty and low potent venom and docile nature.

Brazilian Black

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