Acanthoscurria geniculata (Giant White Knee) Tarantula

This is an impressive heavy-bodied species that makes a spectacular display tarantula as it stays out in the open most of the time. Of the large, terrestrial spiders, this is certainly one of the most beautiful. These rather bold creatures begin to show adult coloration early on, making them  look like miniature adults when they are still quite young. They are hardy, easy to care for, and feeding time is always a spectacle!  We usually have both sexed and unsexed tarantulas of this species for sale. 

Name Pronunciation:
Acanthoscurria (uh-kan-thuh-SKOOR-ee-uh)
*Adapted from The American Tarantula Society

New World, Terrestrial
Size: Can reach up to 8.5″
Growth Rate: Medium-fast. 
Natural Habitat: Brazil.
Housing Needs: Terrestrial setup. Humidity needs are low. Our large female frequently splashes water from her water dish onto the substrate to make a moist area to sit on.
Temperament and Defensiveness: They are on the bold side, but not usually aggressive.  They do put on a show at feeding time. 

Name and Description History:
Mygale geniculata C. L. Koch, 1841
Scurria geniculata C. L. Koch, 1850
Acanthoscurria geniculata Ausserer, 1871