Mexican Red Rump (Brachypelma Vagans)
Central America Tarantula Species

Mexican Red Rump (Brachypelma Vagans)

The Mexican Red Rump is a terrestrial, burrowing tarantula that is widely found in Mexico and certain parts of Central America. These creatures derive their name from the striking red urticating hairs on their abdominal region. But that’s not the only thing that makes them attractive! Their entire carapace is dark black in color, serving …

Flame Rump Spider (Thrixopelma ockerti)
South America Tarantula Species

Flame Rump Tree Spider (Thrixopelma ockerti)

The ‘Flame Rump tree Spider’, is a gorgeous bird spider which is best known for its vibrant hue and calm manners. While most people deem them to be ‘pet rocks’ for their relatively docile disposition, these same creatures can get pretty aggressive if you end up disturbing them in some way. Widely found in the …

Bolivian Black Velvet (Acanthoscurria Insubtilis)
South America Tarantula Species

Bolivian Black Velvet (Acanthoscurria Insubtilis)

The Bolivian Black Velvet is a fast-growing, docile tarantula. It is best known for its friendly disposition and striking looks. Typically, a Bolivian Black Velvet is chocolate brown in color. It comes with a cream-colored border along its carapace, and faint, white stripes along the legs. As evident from its name, the Bolivian Black Velvet …

The Peruvian Green Velvet (Thrixopelma pruriens)
South America Tarantula Species

Peruvian Green Velvet (Thrixopelma pruriens)

The Peruvian Green velvet is an extremely rare and exotic species of tarantula. They are docile, aggressive, and skittish in nature. Native to the region of Chile, South America; the ‘Peruvian Green’ is rarely kept as a pet because of its annoying tendency of flinging urticating hairs at the slightest provocation. That being said, many people still choose …

Brazilian Whiteknee (Acanthoscurria Geniculata)
South America Tarantula Species

Brazilian Whiteknee (Acanthoscurria Geniculata)

Popularly touted as the ‘Giant Whiteknee’ or the ‘Brazilian Whiteknee’ tarantula, the Acanthoscurria Geniculata is a breathtakingly beautiful bird spider which is best known for its spectacular coloration and aggressive nature. This creature also grows pretty fast, achieving a leg-span of eight to nine inches in as less than two to three years.   When you spot the …

Asia Tarantula Species

Sangihe Black Tarantula (Lampropelma Nigerrium)

The Sangihe Black is a moderately sized arboreal tarantula that is native to the Indonesian Island, Sangihe. While the species was initially presumed to be extinct, it was later revived from the same island in November 2007. As evident from its name, this tarantula features a black carapace which has a slight brownish tinge to …

Tiger Ornamental (Poecilotheria Tigrinawesseli)
Asia Tarantula Species

Tiger Ornamental Tarantula (Poecilotheria Tigrinawesseli)

The Tiger Ornamental Tarantula (Poecilotheria Tigrinawesseli) is a unique parachute spider that inhabits trees, plants and bushes. Commonly found in the Eastern Ghats of India, this spider features a light greyish hue and has morphologically similar traits as the Salem Ornamental.   Unlike many other Indian tarantulas, the Tiger Ornamental has a strikingly beautiful pair of legs. While the first two pairs are yellowish in color, the …

South America Tarantula Species

Colombian Purple Bloom (Pamphopeteus sp Machalla) 

Found in the warm, tropical regions of Southern Ecuador, the Colombian Purple Bloom is a rare bird-spider which is best known for its bright hue and massive size. The adult spiders grow up to a length of 7 inches and the females are often seen to be bigger than the males.   The Purple Bloom grows like weeds, and as they start getting …

Pamphobeteus vespertinus Ecuadorian Red Bloom
Central America Tarantula Species

Ecuadorian Red Bloom (Pamphobeteus vespertinus)

Ecuadorian Red Bloom is one of the rarest species of tarantulas. They are shy, semi-aggressive, and widely found in the Ecuadorian regions. This species usually thrives in dry and humid climates with little or relatively less rainfall. However, their most striking feature is the spectacular coloration on their blackish brown carapace. With a purplish hue on their black legs and red urticating hairs on the abdomen- this …

Nhandu chromatus - Brazilian Red
South America Tarantula Species

Brazilian Red & White Tarantula (Nhandu Chromatus)

Often touted as the Brazilian Striped Red, The Brazilian Red Tarantula is a bird-eating species that is native to the Brazilian and Paraguayan rainforests. These full-grown species are best known for their strikingly beautiful dark brown carapace, slender legs and beautiful, utricating hairs. While their legs come with black and white stripes, their utricating hairs are dark reddish brown …