Grammostola pulchra (Brazilian Black Tarantula) Information + Caresheet

Grammostola pulchra (Brazilian Black Tarantula) Information + Caresheet

New world, Terrestrial

Size: 6-7", some up to 8"

Growth rate: Slow

Natural habitat: Brazil, Uruguay. Grasslands, burrower

Housing needs: low/med humidity. Provide good ventilation. 5-6" of substrate. Provide a hide or a starter burrow. A cup of water overflowed every other week should provide ample moisture.

Temperament: Docile

Diet: Crickets, mealworms, roaches

About: Sometimes referred to as “The Black Lab of Tarantulas”,  Grammostola pulchra is a jet black gentle giant. They are native to the grasslands of Brazil and Uruguay, where they live in deep burrows under low vegetation and around rocks. Reaching sizes of 8″, this heavy-bodied T is recognized for its very calm nature. It is usually a species that is reluctant to flick hair, and tolerates handling well. That being said, due to the fragile and unpredictable nature of these animals, handling is not recommended. A very slow growing species, females can live for decades, while even the males can make it to 8 years. This means that if you purchase one as a sling, you will enjoy many years with this animal regardless of the sex.