Nhandu carapoensis
-Brazilian Red

Common names: Brazilian Red

Adult Size: 12cm to 15cm

Type: New World, Terrestrial, Opportunistic Burrower

Growth Rate: Slow to medium

Temperament: Skittish, defensive. Calmer with age.

Lifespan: Females (14 to 16 years) | Males (3 to 4 years)

Recommended Climate: Brazil, Paraguay 24-28°C (day), 20-24°C (night).

Recommended Humidity: 60-75%

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.

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Description

Scientific Name: Nhandu carapoensis

Common names: Brazilian Red

Nhandu carapoensis is a lovely terrestrial Tarantula not often seen in the hobby. They grow to a reasonable size and make great display tarantulas. They have been described by some hobbyists as defensive, but we have never seen one show a threat pose and all species we’ve encountered are generally nervous or skittish at most, getting even calmer with age.