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BRACHYPELMA   SMITHI

Scientific name: Brachypelma Smithi

Comman Name: Mexican Red Knee

Significance: Brilliant colour

Size: 6-7"

Country: Mexico

Behavior: Doctile, will kick hair

Remarks: This ground-dwelling species is the most brilliant colured tarantula in the world. It also has the longest living lifespan- 23 years!! You need a wider tank to keep them. To mantain humidity, use 5" of peat and a water-dish.