Mexican Red Knee (Brachypelma smithi)


  • Common name: Mexican Red Knee
  • Scientific name: Brachypelma smithi
  • Type: New World, Terrestrial
  • Temperature: 24 – 28°C
  • Humidity: 60 – 80%
  • Adult Size: 15 – 16cm
  • Current Size: Sling

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Perhaps one of the most well-known tarantulas for every beginner hobbyist is the Brachypelma Smithi otherwise also known as the Mexican Red Knee Tarantula. This is for good reason too, the very vibrant colors on their bodies contrasting with a very dark color make them easily distinguishable from the rest. These highly coveted tarantulas, like their name suggest have “red knees”. Originating from the Pacific coast of Mexico, the Brachypelma Smithi is used to residing in drier areas with little to no vegetation.


The lifespans for these tarantulas (females) are upwards of an astounding 30 years! While their male counterparts typically only live to about 10 years. It’s no wonder these are sometimes considered heirloom pets. These species of tarantulas are docile, hardy and colorful. For this reason, they are very popular amongst beginners.


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