Tarantula By Temperament

Semi Docile South American Tarantula Species

Brazilian Black and White Tarantula (Brazilopelma colloratvillosum) Jon Fouskaris

Brazilian Black and White Tarantula

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The Brazilian Black and White Tarantula is a very rare, expensive, and desirable tarantula species! It is another beautiful black and white striped tarantula, like the Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata), but with broader strips of white hairs. This tarantula species can get fairly large too, adding to it's appeal. The Brazilian Black and White Tarantula is not usually seen for sale in the United States, but can be found easier in Europe. These tarantulas aren't too aggressive, but won't hesitate to flick urticating hairs if disturbed. Brazilian Black and White Tarantulas can be great display tarantulas because they are so hard to obtain, along with the beauty they possess. If you are looking for a great rare tarantula for your collection, keep this species in mind, and keep looking!

Photo Description: SUB-ADULT FEMALE - Specimen provided by Frank Somma - Photo taken by Jon Fouskaris.


Savannah, grassland, and pampas areas of Brazil.




Spiderlings eat pinhead crickets and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, other large insects, small lizards, pinkie mice, and an occasional fuzzy mouse.

Full Grown Size:

6.5 to 8 inches.

Growth Rate:

Medium speed.


80 to 85? F.


Babies can live in a clear plastic deli-container with air holes. Adults can live in a 10 to 15-gallon tank. Floor space is more important than height.


Semi-docile and calm


75 to 80%. All tarantulas that have at least a 3" leg span may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.


3 to 4 inches of peat moss, or potting soil.


Logs, driftwood, cork bark, etc. make good hiding places. Moss can be added for floor cover.

Other Names:

Brazilian Giant Black and White Tarantula.

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