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Panama Red Rump Tarantula

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Scientific name: Sericopelma rubronitens

The basics:
The Panama Red Rump Tarantula is a terrestrial New World species native to Panama and other Central American nations. It is a large spider, and can reach 7-8 inches in leg-span. Sericopelma rubronitens is an unusual species in the hobby.

Appearance / health:
The tarantula is black, and has long, bright red abdominal hairs.

Behavior / temperament:
The Panama Red Rump Tarantula is aggressive and will kick urticating hairs if disturbed.

Housing:
78F-85F day with humidity at around 80%.

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