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Peruvian Black and White Dwarf Tarantula

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Scientific name: Cyriocosmus ritae

The basics:
The Peruvian Black and White Dwarf Tarantula is a small terrestrial species which is native to Brazil.

Appearance / health:
1.5-2" DLS (diagonal leg span). This species is black and white in coloration, with a copper colored, heart shaped mirror patch on the abdomen.

Behavior / temperament:
Very fast and skittish.

Housing:
Small terrestrial enclosure with ample substrate in which to burrow. Somewhat challenging to care for due to their small size, this species should be given plenty of stubstrate to burrow, and should be kept moderately humid. Keepers should be familiar with working with smaller animals and smaller prey items.

Diet:
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, flightless fruit flies.

Breeding:
Relatively easy to breed. Many hobbyists not that copulation takes several hours time.

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