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The Brazilian black and white tarantula, Acanthoscurria brocklehursti, is a species of spider best known for its aggressive eating habits, distinctive coloring, and rapid rate of growth. It is sometimes called the giant black and white tarantula because it can reach a leg span of 18–23 cm (7–9 in)
Acanthoscurria is a terrestrial spider and does not burrow the way some other tarantulas do. The black and white is most comfortable in a temperature range of 80 to 85 °F (29 °C), and a humidity range of 70 to 80%.