Scientific Name: Tliltocatl vagans
Previously: Brachypelma vagans
Common names: Mexican Red Rump | Red Rump Tarantula
Great for beginners. The velvet black appearance with it’s hairy red rump make this a very attractive tarantula. They burrow a lot when young, but once they become juveniles, they start hanging out in the open, making this a great display tarantula. Of all the Brachypelma / Tliltocatl species, this one tends to have a little more fight than the others, making it a little more bold, ready to stand and face whatever is bothering it, so take care.
They are very terrestrial and spend a lot of time in the open, which is one of the reasons this species of tarantula is so popular to keepers. Even though they spend so much time in the open, don’t deprive them of a shelter, which they will use when feeling threatened or stressed – but will usually spend very little time in there as a rule.