Iridopelma hirsutum / recife (Amazon Ribbed Tarantula)

Iridopelma hirsutum (Amazon Ribbed Tarantula)

Name Pronunciation:
Iridopelma (ir-i-duh-PEL-muh)
hirsuta (hurh-SOO-tuh)

Growth Rate: 
Natural Habitat:
Brazil, eastern.
Housing Needs: 
Arboreal setup. Higher humidity is needed and can be obtained by misting every few days and adding cups of water to the habitat. Good ventilation is also critical.  

About: This is a fuzzy, colorful arboreal tarantula that, as spiderlings, sport shades of green, red, and blue. Our Iridopelmas are just plain mean and always offer up a threat posture when we feed them. They are fast and known to jump! This species is not readily available, so if you have your eye on adding one to your collection, grab it when you see it offered! 

Note: Iridopelma recife was found to be the same species.