Brachypelma boehmei also known as “Mexican fireleg” or “Mexican rustleg tarantula”, is a stunning brid spider due to its behavior and coloration from Mexico. Although the Brachypelma-genus is considered to be rather docile, Brachypelma boehmei is rather nervous. She won’t hesitate to shed her urticating setae in your direction. Don’t confuse the spider with Brachypema emilia or with her smaller look-a-like from another genus, Aphonopelma bicoloratum. Mature males of Brachypelma boehmei are quiet similar to their females, where an Aphonopelma bicoloratum mature male is black.
New world Tarantula
Terrestrial Bird Spider
Adults can reach up to 6" diagonal leg span
Females become up to 20-25 years old. Males are given a shorter lifetime of 7-8 years. Exceptions get 9-10 years old, which is very old for a male tarantula. Nevertheless most males die within 2 years after making their spermweb.
Brachypelma boehmei 1/4"
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