Acanthoscurria geniculata • 1″ ♀


Female juvenile Acanthoscurria geniculata (Brazilian white knee) for sale. Captive-bred New World terrestrial, bulky and growing upwards of 5″, often on display in enclosures. For beginners and above.

2 in stock



Acanthoscurria geniculata, a hobby staple, comes from eastern Brazil, near the mouth of the Amazon. Though a rainforest terrestrial, in captivity it does well in conventional enclosure conditions: room temperature, dry substrate, a water dish, moderate ventilation, and weekly feedings. Growth is moderately fast. Temperament is slightly defensive. Holding is not recommended despite the plethora of web photos with fingers and hands near this species, which flicks irritating hairs when disturbed and can inflict a painful bite. Hobbyists covet A. geniculata because of boldly contrasting dark brown and white bands on the legs. Unlike doppelgänger Nhandu chromatus, A. geniculata has a dark carapace. This species is hardy and tends to always be on display, even when given a hide.

The photo above shows an adult female. Juvenile females offered have been molt sexed and are eating 1/4 – 1/2″ crickets. We’ve grown them beyond the more fragile spiderling stages.

Additional information

Weight .01 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 0.5 × 0.5 in

2 1/4" female, 3 – 3 1/2" female