Brazillian Black Tarantulas are a large new world tarantula. They are a slow growing but long lived species. Only available in the last few years they have become one of the most sought after and popular species. When disturbed, a Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula does not usually bite, but it likes to flick the stinging, airborne urticating hairs that New World tarantulas are famous for using as a defense. The hairs are itchy, and most people get a rash from them, so watch out when you open your Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula tank.
|LATIN NAME||Acanthoscurria geniculata|
|ADULT SIZE||8in (20cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||18 x 18 x 12 (45 x 45 x 30cm) minimum|
|LIFE-SPAN||15-20 years - Female 5-6 years - Male|