Scientific Name: Tliltocatl sabulosum
Previously: Brachypelma sabulosum
Common names: Guatemalan Red Rump
Very similar in looks to the Mexican Red Rump with it’s velvety black appearance and glowing red rump setae/hairs, but probably slightly better looking and even more docile, the Guatemalan Red Rump is one calm customer.
Even photographing this species is a pleasure because they’re quite happy to just pose, not worried about any movement or disturbance. Excessive pestering might be met with a flick of urticating hairs, but they’re otherwise known to be hardy and easy going with a calm and docile temperament, this species is a treat for beginners. Not only that, it’s willingness to relax out in the open makes it a fantastic display tarantula.
Although not necessarily a burrower, this species will make good use of a shelter. They will usually excavate some substrate and move things about until they’re happy and will use the hide as a base of operations, but they won’t stay in there very long and will move about quite a bit.
Don’t think twice if you’re a beginner and you want something easy going to start with.