Scientific Name: Brachyppelma emilia
Common names: Mexican Red Leg | Mexican True Red Leg
Another wonderful Brachypelma species, the Mexican Red Leg tarantula is also a sought after species for beginners. Unfortunately, just like Brachypelma smithi/hamori, it’s popularity has found it being snatched out of the wild in huge numbers to satisfy the hobby and has found itself on the CITES protection list.
When younger, the Mexican Red Leg can be a bit skittish or quick to flick urticating bristles if disturbed and is even bold enough to stand it’s ground. However it mellows with age and becomes quite docile in most cases. However, we have kept a specimen that flicked urticating bristles for just about any disturbance and remained skittish in to adulthood so learn and become familiar with your own unique specimen.