Brazilian Black Tarantula Grammostola pulchra

Brazilian Black Tarantula
Brazilian Black Tarantula
Brazilian Black Tarantula
The Brazilian Black Tarantula or Bird-eating Spider is native to semi-arid Pampas and grasslands of southern Brazil. It has an entirely black head/body with black hair and has a leg-span of 7 inches (18cm). They take 5 years to maturity and live for some 5-10 years (male) and 25 years (female). Despite the name "Bird-eating Spider", their diet is mainly large insects and small reptiles but will include any animal they can fit in their jaws.