Mexican red-knee tarantulas reside in dry areas with little vegetation, usually in scrubland, deserts, dry thorn forests, or tropical deciduous forests. They live in burrows in rocky areas at the base of thorny vegetation like cacti. Burrows usually have one entrance that is a little wider than the tarantula itself. A web carpet extends from the burrow out of the opening but is usually covered or coated in the substrate of the area. When the burrow is in use, silk can be found near the entrance. During the reproductive season, extra silk is present in the burrows of mature females.
Habitat Regions: tropical ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: rainforest ; scrub forest
- Oakland Zoo. 2008. "Mexican Red Knee Tarantula" (On-line). Oakland Zoo. Accessed November 10, 2009 at http://www.oaklandzoo.org/animals/arthropods/mexican-red-knee-tarantula.
- Locht, A., M. Yanez, I. Vasquez. 1999. Distribution and natural history of Mexican species of Brachypelma and Brachypelmides (Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae) with morphological evidence to support their synonymy. The Journal of Arachnology, 27(1): 196-200.
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