Acanthoscurria Musculosa (Care Sheet)

The care of the Acanthoscurria Musculosa is similiar to the Acanthoscurria Geniculata.
Therefore there are not many differences between the care sheet of the A. Geniculate and this tarantula.

Originates From: Brazil
Wild Habitat: Much of northern Brazil has a tropical wet climate, with little or no dry season. The average temperature is 25°C (77°F), with temperature differences between night and day being greater than between seasons. The annual rainfall is approximately 2,200 mm (90 in). Rainfall in central Brazil is more seasonal due to the savanna climate. Summer (October to March) receives 80% of the rainfall, and temperatures vary more seasonally. The annual rainfall in this area is approximately 1,600 mm (60 in). Seasonal rainfall is even more extreme in the interior Northeast. Rainfall in the semiarid region is less than 800 mm (30 in), falling over two or three months. In addition to its scarcity and seasonality, rain falls short on occasion, resulting in severe drought conditions. The tropical climate in the Southeast is influenced by elevation, with winter average temperatures below 18°C (64°F) and summer rainfall of about 1,400 mm (about 55 in). The climate in the South is subtropical, with average temperatures below 20°C (68°F) and mild winters.
Temperature and Humidity: Temperatures ranging from 76 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 to 27.7 degrees Celsius) and humidity levels ranging from 65 to 75 percent.
Enclosure: Use a terrarium with a substrate depth of at least four inches (10.16cm).
Substrate: A four-inch (10.16-centimeter) substrate is what I use. (As a substrate, I use a combination of peat moss, vermiculite, coconut fiber, and dirt.)
Retreat/Hide: Place a bark as a starter burrow hide.
Food Consumption: Fruit flies were fed to my newborn spiderlings, and when they reached 1/2″, I introduced baby crickets (1.27cm). Two one-inch (2.54cm) B. dubia roaches or ten adult crickets are given weekly to my adult tarantula. This species is a voracious eater who will go after its prey with a vengeance.
Water Requirements: Even though you rarely see your tarantula drink, then I keep a water dish in the tank. I also dampen one-half of the terrarium’s substrate by overflowing the water dish, then allowing it to dry.
Growth Rate: This species has a rapid growth rate. Within a year, with proper heating and feeding, it could reach a leg length of four inches.
Adult Size: This species’ legs can grow up to eight inches long (20.32cm).
Temperament: As an adult, this tarantula is bold but not aggressive. It may make a defensive posture, but it would rather flee than fight. Hair is rarely kicked.



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