Grammostola alticeps
– Brazilian Grey Smoke

Adult Size: 15 to 16cm

Type: New World, Terrestrial

Growth Rate: Medium

Temperament: Docile and Calm. Good display tarantula.

Lifespan: Females (20+ years) | Males (4 to 6 years)

Origin: Uruguay / Paraguay / Brazil

Recommended Climate: 24-26°C (Summer), 18-22°C (Winter)

Recommended Humidity: 50-60%

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.

Photo Credit: Danny de Bruyne

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Scientific Name: Grammostola alticeps

Common names: Brazilian Grey Smoke

Grammostola alticeps follows the common behavior patterns for the Grammostola genus by being docile, hardy and a pleasure to own. Slightly inquisitive and slow to get annoyed, you might find your Brazilian Grey Smoke tarantula getting nosey as you do maintenance around it’s enclosure, reaching out and trying to figure out what’s going on in it’s surroundings.

They aren’t particularly colourful tarantulas with an overall light brown to smokey-gray appearance, but they have a wonderful warm glow from the rich red-brown setae/hairs that are brightest on leg pairs 2, 3 and 4. They are quite relaxed and comfortable to stay out in the open and make great display tarantulas, but eat well and respond heartily to meals. Making them exciting to watch at feeding time.





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