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Black Velvet Tarantula


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Please contact your local Pet World Warehouse Outlet for actual pricing and availability. Prices will vary at each store location by age, size, and species of each individual reptile.


Pet World gets all of its Black velvet tarantulas from local, private breeders within the state of Wisconsin. Image is for reference only, and may not represent a reptile currently available at Pet World.


Other Common Names: Mexican red rump or Mexican black velvet

Scientific Name: Brachypelma vagans

Life Span: Females up to 15 years, Males up to 5 years

Adult Size: Up to 6.5 inches

Habitat: A 10-15 gallon aquarium is appropriate for this animal to be housed in. Use a vermiculite substrate, such as Eco Earth or Jungle Mix. Provide hiding spots and climbing branches.

Temperature: 75° - 85°F daytime, 70°F nighttime. Use an under tank heater.

Humidity: High, mist 2-3 times a day.

Lighting: Full spectrum UV lighting is not required.

Diet:  Cricketsmealwormswax worms, and roaches.

Water: Provide a small, shallow dish, with fresh water daily.

TemperamentShould be housed individually.

Notes: Males typically are smaller and thinner than the females. Please note that ALL tarantulas have a certain amount of venom. Although most people are not affected by this species, some people may be allergic to the venom, or just more sensitive, making it a dangerous situation.

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