South American Tarantula Species
Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula (Eupalastrus campestratus) Jon Fouskaris
*Information provided by Frank Somma
The Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula is a relatively new and very exciting species to the market. This pretty big, extremely docile tarantula is a great beginner's species and actually makes a good "pet bug". Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantulas are not common sights in pet shops, but you can probably find one by contacting the major dealers. In addition to looking good and being calm, part of the Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula's appeal is it's hardiness. In other words, they usually don't die for any reason until they reach their maximum lifespan. When this species was originally imported, it came in small numbers, and it was thought to be Eupalastrus tenuitarsus. Now breeders have produced captive-bred spiderlings of this species, and the Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula is beginning to enter the mainstream as a regular appearance on price lists. For good reason, tarantula keepers are calling the Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula one of the best beginner species in the hobby!
Photo Description: ADULT FEMALE - Specimen provided by West Coast zoological - Photo taken by Mark Hart.
Grasslands and savannahs of Paraguay.
Spiderlings eat pinhead crickets, and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, other large insects, and an occasional pinkie mouse.
Full Grown Size:
5 to 6 inches.
75 to 80? F.
Babies can live in a clear plastic deli-container with air holes. Adults can live in a 5 to 10-gallon tank. Floor space is more important than height.
Docile and calm.
65 to 75%.
3 to 5 inches of peat moss, or potting soil.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add a log, or cork bark.
Paraguayan Pink Zebra Beauty Tarantula.