First spider - FAQ

  • Which species of a tarantula is the most suitable for beginners?

If it is your very first exotic spider, we can recommend:

- Chilean Rose Tarantula (Grammostola rosea)

- Nhandu chromatus

- Mexican FireLeg Tarantula (Brachypelma boehmei)

- Mexican Red Leg Tarantula (Brachypelma emilia)

- Honduran Curly Hair Tarantula (Brachyplema albopilosum)

- Mexican Flameknee Tarantula (Brachypelma auratum)

- Mexican Red Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)

- Costa Rican Tigerrump Tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum)

- Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata)


  • Can a tarantula be tamed?

-A spider cannot be tamed. Its actions are instinctive.


  • Why isn’t my spider eating?

-Probably it is going to shed skin, the food is too large or the spider is not hungry. You should not be worried – lack of appetite is normal.


  • My tarantula is lying on its back, has it died?

-Your spider is shedding skin and IT SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED. It is defenseless at the time and disturbing it can lead to death.


  • How often does a spider shed its skin?

-It varies largely. Young spiders do it every 1-2 months, older and mature ones – every few months.


  • My spider has buried itself or has been sitting in its hideout for a long time. Is it okay?

-It is normal. Tarantulas do not get out of their hideouts for a long time because they feel safe there.


  • My spider has lost its leg, will it grow back?

-Yes. Spiders have capacity to regenerate.


  • What does a dead spider look like?

-It has legs tucked under its body and does not react to any stimulus.


  • What do I do if my spider escapes?

-First, close the windows and doors. Search the surroundings outside the container and then any darker nooks (under a closet, behind a bed.)


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