This species of tarantula is known as the Brazilian Red Rump Tarantula (Grammostola actaeon), for its brightly red-coloured abodomen. Often disregarded in the hobby because they lose their red rump in maturity, Grammostola actaeon are excessively hairy so should be avioded by people who are especially irritated by urticating hairs.
Grammostola actaeon is remarkably similar to Grammostola gigantea and Grammostola iheringi, the latter of which keeps its red abdomen in maturity. It was first identified in 1903 by British zoologist R.I Pocock.
|Tarantula Information (for a more detailed Tarantula care review see Tarantula Care Sheets|
|Regions Found:||Southern Brazil|
|Temperament:||Docile, sometimes slightly defensive|
|Grammostola actaeon Housing Requirements|
|Tarantula Housing:||Floor space is more important than height, a deep substrate should be provided for burrowing. A good retreat is required.|
|Temperature:||Between 22-24°C (71.7-75.2°F)|
|Special Requirements:||May require hibernation in winter|
|Breeding Grammostola actaeon Tarantulas|
|Egg sac size:||Unknown|
|Danger to Male:||Probable sexual cannibalism|
|Grammostola actaeon Diet|
|Livefood insects such as crickets, locust, butter worms, meal worms, superworms, houseflies and cockroaches.|
|Recommended Pet Supplies for Grammostola actaeon|
Brazilian Redrump, Brazilian Wooly Black.