Brazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola Pulchra)

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  1. Jill Bergerhofer says:

    I sponsor the BioClub for students at my middle school in Kansas. We use our animals for educational presentations to younger students in our district. We have had two tarantulas that have died, I am assuming due to age, and I am currently researching the best species for our program. I have heard that the ‘Brazilian Black Tarantula’ is the best choice. I was wondering if you might agree or could recommend a different one? Also, do you have recommendations from whom to purchase? Cost is always a concern, but quality and support are equally important to me. Thanks so much.

    • Selma Balma says:

      Hi! I do agree that the brazilian black is an AWESOME choice ! Very docile and beautiful. But there are other species that could be also a very good choice. First choose something from the new world (the americas)
      Second opt for one in these genras : brachypelma, grammostola, aphonopelma.
      For the brachypelma I would recommend the brachypelma albopilosum Nicaragua (there is the honduran but it is less fluffy but as docile) they make excellent display and also are very very tame and calm (from a subadult age already) thay usually are names “Hondurian Curly Hair”.
      For the aphonopelma I would recommend the aphonopelma chalcodes which is also called The Arizona Blondie as they are navie from AZ.
      Hope I would have helped

  2. JR Green says:

    My male just died, at an age of around 10. He was delightful. Mellow, willing to be held, and not defensive. One thing we noticed, however, is that when we neglected to handle him for a time, he would become less friendly, and would avoid walking on human hands. So if you are wanting to handle them, I’d recommend keeping it regular.

    We got ours with elementary aged children, and my daughter (then about 8) took to him immediately. Based on my somewhat limited experience (we’ve had a number of tarantulas), I would recommend a BB as a top choice.

  3. Sandi says:

    Grammostola pulchras are an excellent choice, however, their cost may be a deterrant, however, G. porteri or G. pulchripes are equally docile and calm. If you have the choices of gender, females will definitely live longer. Aphonopelmas are great, but I notice that their personalities can vary greatly from one molt to the next, most Brachypelmas like to kick their hairs, which is unpleasant for most people.

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