How to care for a Mexican Redknee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)
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I want a red knee but I understand they should be kept in higher temperatures. however, im one who prefers it colder in my room, and live in northern Illinois where it can get rather cool up here in winter. my question is, can I use a heat lamp to kepp these spiders at temp? or do I have to keep the heat cranked?? thanks!
I would rather get a sling and watch it grow, rather then get an adult and have it die faster :)
what is a teddy bear tarantula Mex. what spider collects Her crickets in a ball of silk when she is hungry she has a slurp ! I watched every You tube video on tarantulas never saw a Tarantula like it . Oh I owned it ! Fast ! everywhere she walked she left a silk thread . Which meant she truly owned my apt . Not aggressive ! I woke once to find Her sitting on my bed ! Don't blame her , she couldn't open the cricket jar ! TRUE STORY ! I still miss Matilda !
Forgot in her native land a wasp is her Predator. The wasp hypnotizes the Tarantula with it's wing's. When disoriented it stings the Spider , carries it to it's burrow to feed it's young . The weird thing is A person can take a common pencil and hypnotize the Tarantula ! Matilda she was so docile it truly was a Hippy except when crickets were romping in Her house !
I am thinking of getting a tarantula (likely a Juvenile Mexican Red Knee) and was wondering about the size of the terrarium I should get. Would a 30 x 30 x 30 (L, W, H - cm) terrarium by Exo Terra be plenty?
Have you ever been bit by the Red Knee? They don't appear to be aggressive.
Brachypelma smithi <3
I live in Colima state (Mex), and like every 6 months I come around one of these adult spiders on the roadsides of the rural roads, they are very docile and so easy to catch.I have caught 3 so far, but I end up releasing them back couple of days later, cause am afraid I could not take care of them properly. Although, I hope some day I keep one as a pet and be able to breed one. Hell, even back at my University there use to be one roaming the grass areas in the Faculty, everyone knew the spider and teachers were fast to tell you to not bother her. She had one of the her front legs half amputated. Once she entered straight through the door in the middle of our class, the most girly girls were close to her and started screaming, so hilariou!
Yes,Slings are less Likely to bite you Josh.
Great video! Very interesting..would love to raise this type of tarantula as my first tarantula, and this is coming from someone who has always hated spiders. There's something about tarantulas that's really fascinating. What greatly disturbs me is that you mentioned "spiders will cling to the side of the enclosure if it is too humid"; every time I walk into petsmart to look at the tarantulas, they are always clinging to the side.. I thought they just enjoyed doing that, but now I understand why they really do it.. :/
I ordered a b. smithi 3 inch female and ever since I got her about 4 or 5 days ago, she's been completely restless in her hide.... all she's been doing is burrowing the ENTIRE hide out and taking all the substrate and piling it in front of the hide, almost blocking it off entirely. I'm worried about her not getting water, but I'm not sure if she's in premolt or what. She originally had webbing all across the front of the hide as well as inside and sometimes kicked hairs. What does her strange behavior mean? I'm trying to leave her alone as much as possible in case she actually starts molting, but it's hard not to worry. I just see her pop out a lot to pile more substrate onto the front and then she just slides back in. Another worry I have with that is the possibility of injury if she keeps trying to slide through there to pile more substrate on top. I usually don't keep the humidity too high in my other tarantula's enclosure (it's a chilean rose hair, I'm not exactly sure the sex or how old it is because the pet store I got it from obviously knew nothing about it), but I'm going to try to keep it a bit higher in her enclosure just in case I suppose...
Thanks for the info I'm trying to find out the best tarantula to be my first and I think this is the one. :)
How often should a feed a small b. smithi (about an inch big)?
I have a stuffie of this =)
I live in Brasil and good substrate is something quite hard to fing, when I had carnivorous plants I used a substrate made from sphagnum river or construction sand (really doesnt kjow how you would call it, is a ckear thick grained sand) and coconut powder (a brown powder made from coconut husks) in a 3/2/1 ratio. It was soft and didn't got to wet, like half of its volume in water would make it just a little moist. Do you think it wiupd work? Its great against fungus and algiaes ( or algis, dont know the corrwct form).Excuse me for my mistakes as English is not my first language
When is it ok to put my mexican red knee in a biger tank its a juvenile at the moment ive got it in a small tank would a bumpy ride by bus stress it out is it ok to put in a bigger tank or leave it to settle down first can any one tell me yes it be ok to put in bigger tank duo to bumpy trip back or leave it in small tank for another day
Same 1 meal/week for spiderlings or should I increase it? Also what do you recommend for enclosure size? Twice as big for L/W/H as the spider's tip-tip length?
Hey, nice video TarantulaAddict. I recieved, what I believe to be, a "Red Knee" Tarantula sling or spiderling as a Christmas gift and am still quite new to raising Tarantulas as pets and I was Wondering if you had a twitter account so that I could ask you a few questions on caring, maintaining, etc. I could also post a few pictures and see if you could help me determine what type of Tarantula I have, I would appreciate any help given TarantulaAddict.
Thanks for the info. Really helped a lot
im sorry but i dont understand youre axcent that well :(
I've had a female rose hair once, which are very easy to care for like this spider. I've fancied the beautiful colors of this species and am thinking about getting a tiny baby a while from now. Thank you for additional information that I could use to care for a Mexican red knee tarantula for future use. :)
Hello Im Antonella Navarro I Live In Monterrey Mexico I Have A huge Mexican Taratula And It Has Eggs
I liked the video ive had spiders before but not a mexican red knee
Great video! Your spiders are gorgeous. :)
Where would you suggest I purchase this specific T?
Could someone tell me whats the mortality rate on spiderlings? I had one, under the exact same conditions shown in this video, but the poor fellow didn´t make it through the molting... Did i do something wrong or does this sadly just happen sometimes?
I've been wanting a tarantula for years now I know quite a lot about them but I was just wondering is there any tarantula owners that can answer my question? Is it better to have a tarantula from a spiderling rather than an adult?
Nice t's and you started with a smithi thats awesome, i started with a b.albiceps shes pretty docile as well
Cheers for the helpful video mate I've got a chilian rose on Monday wots 18 months old & bought today mex red knee sling :)
I have done a cave setup for a b.smithi. But i put 2,5 L in the eco earth and not 2! What Do i Do!?PLZ RESPOND!
If I had sand in a set up would that be okay?
Hey, great vid man, really enjoyed it + im only a beginner , but is the mexican red knee a good tarantula to start off with with PLZ REPLY .
Eeeeew how can you live with a insect/bug
Yes this is very normal, she will most likely become more confident as she grows larger. Or she may always like to spend most of her time in her hide, every spider has slightly different habits.
Hi! New at this! Do own rise hair female full grow think and her name is rocky in 10 gallon tank used be nano wide after got may long week last year in Edmonton pj pet store while I was on trip at time on sale. Molt one time since have her OCt 2012 just spring clean of tank she was repeal bark now she used Eco earthy not too long decided she not eat send picture Jon 3800 he told she not molt liken she do later in this year or next . any time try feed her every Thursday have cricket last time
heat pads isnt a dumb thing to do. i live in the northeast and it gets COLD up here. I have an avic. with a 50 watt infrared bulb to keep the temp. around 80 degrees. YES i know everybody says thats dumb ... but ive been using it since nov. and with NO PROBLEMS. She 's active at night eats with no problems and loves it. I recommend try different things, keep a close eye on everything and use what works. DONT KNOCK IT TILL YOU TRY IT ...
Im planning on getting my first Taranula and I decided on a Mexican Red Knee. Am I going to need a heating lamp for it. And what kind of enclosure do you recommend?
And yes crickets can jump but not as high as locusts.
Slings go for 5-6 pound while adult females can go for £60
It's hard to suggest why she might be doing this, could be for a few reasons. Could you make a video of her enclosure? If so let me know once it's up and I will take a look. Otherwise just make sure she has a nice dark hide to hide in and like you said plenty of ventilation with a dry substrate.
These are usually as docile if not more than a rosey but every spider is different so you could be unlucky and get a mean one.
Finally, thanks mate, really helped me
Depends on what size you are after. thespidershop.co.uk have small slings in or there's virginiacheeseman.co.uk if you want a juvenile.
is the spider dangerous? and can you hold them?
Yes I have one blondi and 3 stirmi
How much do they cost roughly?
my smithi sling died... i think my room was to cold it was only 3/4 inch.
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