Brachypelma emilia (Mexican Redleg)

The Brachypelma genus is known to have easy to care for, long-lived species.    One thing that distinguishes emilia from others in the Brachypelma family is a black triangle on the carapace.  This is generally an easy-going tarantula that doesn’t kick hairs often.  As is generally the case with tarantulas in this genus, they have a very stocky build.  This species makes an excellent display tarantula since it is out in the open most all of the time and does not seem to be bothered by light. 

 

Name History:
Mygale emilia White, 1856:
Brachypelma aemilia Simon, 1891
Eurypelma emilia F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897
Brachypelma emilia Smith, 1986
Euathlus emilia Baxter, 1993
Brachypelma emilia Smith, 1995

Size: 5-6”
Growth Rate: Medium
Natural Habitat: Mexico and Panama
Housing Needs: Terrestrial setup
Temperament: Docile, but has irritating urticating hairs.