Posted by TopFlight Dubia on 12/15/2021 to Mexican Red Knee Tarantula Care
The Mexican red knee tarantula is a common name often associated with both Brachypelma smithi and Brachypelma hamorii. With bright red legs and a calm demeanor, the Mexican red knee is quite possibly one of the most easily recognizable tarantulas in the pet trade. Due to this, it has become popular on the silver screen and a consistent favorite that has landed a spot in the collections of both novice and expert arachnid enthusiasts. While its status is listed as 'near-threatened' in the wild, nearly all the individuals available in the pet trade are captive bred, making the Mexican red knee readily available in all stages of its life, from hatchlings (or spiderlings) to mature adults.