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Aka: Aphonopelma moderatum "Rio Grande Gold Tarantula

Experience: Beginner

Growth Rate:

Type:

Venom:

Urticating Hairs:

Adult Size: DLS

Expected Life Span: Females 10-12 years - Males 3-4 years

Temperature: 78°F - 82°F is ideal for the Summer months. During cooler months a range of 70°F - 75°F.

Humidity: 70-80% with adequate ventilation.

Natural Origins:

Habitat: A recommended adult Enclosure size of 20x20x20 . 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 even though they are an arboreal species. You can also add in a few clumps of moist sphagnum moss to keep the humidity higher, wetting them down once a week. 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 with added clumps of sphagnum moss and some vermiculite help keep humidity stay up. 5-7" of Substrate should suffice but more wouldn't hurt.

Diet:

Sling (1/4"-1")

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

Sub-Adult(1-3")

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

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.

Sexing:

Extra Info. :

Rio Grande Gold

$45.00Price
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