Brachypelma schroederi
-Mexican Black Velvet


Common names: Mexican Black Velvet

Adult Size: 10 to 12cm

Type: New World, Terrestrial

Growth Rate: Medium

Temperament:  Great for beginners. Docile and Calm. Great display tarantula.

Lifespan: Females (15 to 20 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)

Recommended Climate: Mexico. 25-28°C (day), 20-24°C (night).

Recommended Humidity: 65-70%

Basic Enclosure Requirements: Terrestrial setup with at least 4 x the size of the spider in horizontal space, 5cm to 10cm of substrate with a shelter and a water dish.


Scientific Name: Brachypelma schroederi

Common name

Great for beginners. The Mexican Black Velvet is reasonably new in the market, originally pretty scarce these are now readily available and selling at affordable prices. Brachypelma schroederi looks very similar to Grammostola pulchra with it’s velvet black appearance from toe to toe. Growth rate is slow and at 10 to 12cm this species also does not grow as large as Grammostola pulchra.

You can expect their temperament to be very similar to all Brachypelma. Skittish and nervous as slings but mellowing and slowing down with age, becoming chilled adults that are also great display animals which are happy to hang out in the open.


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