Spiders to breed at home

Trixopelma cyaneum

Trixopelma cyaneum, female specie. 8” (20cm) with legs.


Acanthoscurria brocklehursti

Acanthoscurria brocklehursti – large birdeater spider from Brazil. Watch out for your eyes – his tiny hairs are very poisonous and could damage your eyesight.

Aphonopelma anax

And this one – Aphonopelma anax – birdeater from the south of Texas and Mexico.

Brachypelma verdezi

Brachypelma verdezi – rare and pretty calm spider from the tropical rain forest of southern Mexico.

Pamphobeteus fortis

Columbian one – Pamphobeteus fortis.

What’s common among all of these “bird eating” eight inch spiders? The common is that you can breed these little species (well, not so little; I’d said – lethal) right in your home, in a small terrarium. Adult spiders eats less than one cockroach a day (or a baby mouse once in two weeks), sitting in their terrarium and terrifying your guests.

But if you’ll ever leave the cover open…

4 thoughts on “Spiders to breed at home”

  1. The hair of the Acanthoscurria are not poisonous at all, they just cause a temporary rash. And all the tarantulas have this hair, and are not poisonous,

    And although all the tarantulas have poison, most of them are not dangerous, the bite hurts, but the poison is just as strong as the posion of the bees. Even the most poisonous tarantulas can’t cause the death of a human (unless the person is allergic to the poison).

    This kind of wrong information, is what causes that people fear this beautiful creatures, and hurt them when they see them.

  2. Hi i found a Pamphobeteus fortis i live in Colombia (so, sorry for my bad english). i want to know if this spider is dangereus. thanks if you can answer me. and if you can tell me how keep the spider happy. Thanks

  3. eww!!! nasty lokin creatures. i had never seen anything lik dis. i lov to learn bout new things. i tink its kool. im doin a biome on tropical rain forests and i needed pics of insects,bugs,mammals, and reptiles. dis has helped me a lot cuz i needed lots of info nd pics thx, nd eww!! ( eww as in kool ) one mre ting i hav a ? where did u get da pics?? did u tak dem urself?? if so how,
    when,nd y???

  4. @Daniel
    To start off; some people in the field of study have theorized that the hairs -may- have some form of poisonous/venomous chemical on them. Regardless of whether they do or not this post is not a negative review on Tarantulas…and it’s rather obvious that the person who wrote this doesn’t speak English as a native language.

    The message still stands in terms of the urticating hairs that the Acanthoscurria genii Tarantulas have; which is the type 3 hairs which CAN damage your eyesight. I have 18 years experience breeding/studying Tarantulas and I cannot stress enough that -anyone- who find themselves interested in Tarantulas be smart enough to understand the risks. The urticating hairs can cause damage if precautions are not taken and, although the venom isn’t the culprit, a bite from a large T such as the Theraphosa Goliaths CAN ABSOLUTELY DO PERMANENT DAMAGE via the mechanical power of their muscles. Torn muscle and sinew doesn’t need to be envenomated to be damaged. This is a risk that people take with virtually any animal but the risk is there and -should- be accounted for.

    Also…Tarantula venom is more akin to that of an extremely mild amount of snake venom, not that of vespids or bees. This kind of misinformation can cause problems as well; be it through medical debacles, or the false believe that said venom can or cannot kill them. Many deaths related to venomous animals such as the Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans) and it’s relatives as well as the Brown Recluse are from stress-induced complications such as heart attack or stroke; making it just as deadly for people to believe their lives ARE forfeit just as much as making them believe they can survive X envenomation without medical treatment.

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