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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:ย Crickets, mealworms, roaches

About: Sometimes referred to as โ€œThe Black Lab of Tarantulasโ€,ย  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 8โ€ณ, this heavy-bodied T is recognized for its very calm nature.ย 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.ย