Rightpet

Overall satisfaction

3.25/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to keep

5/5

Health

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Aphonopelma cf. eutylenum

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United States

Posted Jul 14, 2014

This is one of the more rare U.S. native species in the tarantula hobby, and one that is not easy to identify. Despite that, they are definitely one of the more attractive Aphonopelmas, and have quite the robust appetite.

Care must be taken to not let the spider eat too much - these guys can and will become obese to the point that they could very easily injure themselves in a fall or on decor in the enclosure from the abdomen being so large.

The temperament on these guys is a little more on the feisty side. They readily kick hairs, and will attempt to bite if pestered. I would not recommend them for handling, though they do seem to stay out in the open quite a bit, so they are pretty good for display.

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