Labeled as one of the easiest best beginner Tarantulas for spider-owner wannabes, then the Mexican Bloodleg Tarantula is just for you.
This is considered one of the most popular in the market due to its characteristics. A combination of colors and gentleness is what Blood Leg has. This is an excellent choice as pet. They are considered docile and they don't flick urticating hairs that often compared to other tarantulas.
They have slow growth ~just like slow metabolism for some humans. But due to their ability of slow growth, their lifespan are one of the longest. Unfortunately, this species are rare so new beginners won't be able to buy one just like that. I believed that they produce less offsprings than other species. Also, captive breeders are not frequent. That's actually sad.
Mexican BLoodleg Tarantula tend to have higher prices than other Tarantulas because they are lesser in population than most normal breeds. It is said that this species is new to Tarantula breeders.
They can be found in the Pacific side of Southern Mexico mostly in deserts and scrubland areas. They are terrestrial type but will burrow to some extent.
Their diet consisted of pinhead crickets, cockroaches, butterflies, and other insects. They can grow of up to 3.5 to 4 inches in size. They have slow growth speed but it makes up for their long lifespan. They can be housed in a 75 to 90 degree Fahrenheit. Humidity level should be 70 to 75 perecnt. It is said that tarantulas who have at least a 3-inch leg measurement may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
They are considered docile and calm. Housing spiderlings can live in a clear plastic deli-container with air holes while the adults can survive in a 5 to 10-gallon tank.
Floor space is more important than height.
You can put substrate of up to 4 to 5 inches of potting soil or peat moss. You can also mixed vermiculite. A hiding spot can be made for the Mexican Blood Leg Tarantula. They are also called Mexican Blood Leg Tarantula or Aphonopelma Bicoloratum.