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Ribbed Treespider Tarantula

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Scientific name: Iridopelma hirsutum

The basics:
The Ribbed Treespider Tarantula is an arboreal tarantula which is native to Brazil.

Appearance / health:
Iridopelma hirsutum grow to 4-5 inches. As adults they have greyish-tan legs, with ribbed markings on their reddish orange on their abdomens.

Housing:
Temperatures should be 80-85F with humidity levels of 75-80%. Substrate should be a mix of peat moss and vermiculite or potting soil can be used and should be 3-5 inches deep. Keeping the substrate moist will help keep up the humidity level, however the substrate should not be overly wet. A small shallow water dish may be provided and cleaned frequently. Add tank décor that will allow this spider to hide such as cork bark, driftwood, logs, etc.

Diet:
Adults will take any large insects such as crickets, cockroaches, grasshoppers and other insects. They will also take super worms and king mealworms as well. Larger adult specimens can have an occasional pinkie or fuzzy mouse. Spiderlings and young tarantulas will eat pin head crickets and fruit flies.

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