Scientific name: Sericopelma rubronitens
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.
78F-85F day with humidity at around 80%.
Not so Creepy Crawly
It's funny but I used to be terrified of Spiders until I maned up and was given a tarantula. She extinguished all of my fears. This little spider was very mellow, and never aggressive.
I never felt uncomfortable with her, and loved having her. She was easy to care for and very cheap to feed. Plus cool to watch.
One thing I will say is to supervise children with them as they are very fragile little creatures, and a short drop or fall can be the end of one.
But other than that a great fun and exotic pet to own..
From Hankklinger1 Jul 17 2013 4:20PM