One of the oldest hobby staples, kept since the late 1900s, the popularity of Brachypelma hamorii (ex. smithi) is undiminished. An inhabitant of dry, forested terrain in Mexico, growth in captivity is slow but steady. Drought tolerance is high. Females mature sexually in 3-5 years or more depending on temperature and food availability, with incremental gains to about 5+” in subsequent yearly molts. The life span of captive females may exceed 25 years.
B. hamorii is hardy and fairly docile as tarantulas go, but as with all tarantulas, holding is not recommended. They’ll flick hairs if irritated and dropping your pet can damage internal organs. As with all tarantulas, B. hamorii can also bite. B. hamorii tend not to dig, but will make use of a hide if provided. They are almost always fully or partly seen, making health checks and feeding easy.
The spiderlings offered here were captive bred in Mexico and imported in 2019. The photo above shows an adult female.
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