Aphonopelma sp 'Michoacan Grey' 4" FEMALE
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This is a terrestrial spider, so it will require an enclosure which offers more floor space than vertical space. The rule-of-thumb for the width or length or the enclosure is 3-4x leg span minimum. We recommend this spider be housed in the Spider Haus 2-in-1. Our choice of substrate is a unique blend of coco and other organic materials - Hunter's Premium Substrate. This substrate will retain humidity, allow for sturdy burrows, and resist mold or fungal growth. Next, offering a cork bark flat creates a natural aesthetic and a safe retreat for your spider. Finalize the enclosure by adding Sphagnum Moss, Mixed Leaf Litter, or Magnolia Leaves.
While this species is very hardy, and can tolerate many environmental conditions, we still recommend maintaining some level of moisture in the substrate. Soaking a corner once a week should be sufficient. You can alternate corners. The substrate should never be fully dried out for extended periods of time. However, we also want to avoid sopping wet substrate or standing water.
Common tools which would be helpful in caring for this spider include tweezers. These are used for feeding, cleaning, and rearranging the enclosure if needed. Another useful tool is a Mister. This allows for controlled and purposeful watering.
Our suggestion for feeders is large crickets. Other larger insect feeders also work - red runners, dubia roach, mealworms (smash the heads first).