Scientific Name: Brachypelma klaasi
Common names: Acapulco Lesser Orange | Mexican Pink Tarantula
One of the rarer Brachypelma species that’s not seen very often in the hobby, the Mexican Pink is under threat from being over harvested from the wild, so support your local breeders to get more of these in the hobby without the need for importing or smuggling more from their natural habitat. According to this source, Brachypelma klaasi are actually one of the most endangered of all the Brachypelmas and something like 0.1% of them actually make it to adulthood in the wild. Apparently they are also found to create burrows with two chambers inside, something not found with other Brachypelmas, which is pretty interesting.
However, the Mexican Pink is a favorite to many hobbyists due to it’s docile and chilled nature, as well as it’s lovely black and pink coloring. They are also known to be very good display tarantulas, happy to sit out in the open and bask in your presence. Yes, this means you need one for your collection… 😉