1. Important Announcement - Upcoming Downtime - Software Upgrade

    Please see here for more details.
Hello there, why not take a few seconds to register on our forums and become part of the community? Just click here.

Please help me identify !

This tarantula was surrendered to me, however I do not know what species it is. Need to know what species it is to ensure proper care

Please help me identify !
Garedog1, Oct 17, 2019
Androxian likes this.
    • cold blood
      Looks like Aphonopelma chalcodes
    • AZ Tom
      I thought that too, but doesn't look like ones I find near Phoenix and up towards Flagstaff (coloration). Might be originally from Tucson area. Definitely aphonopelma though. They are obligate burrowers, 5-6" substrate, water dish, mist enclosure weekly (not too heavy), standard T diet.
      Androxian likes this.
    • Garedog1
      Thank you guys so much! I really appreciate it
      Androxian likes this.
    • Androxian
      @Garedog1 A. chalcodes are one of the best beginner T's out there. If you're just beginning, @AZ Tom is correct, so echoing what he said for enclosure set up. It's a terrestrial so make sure its got some floor space to move about. If it's another to add to the collection, then congratulations, you've missed the most painful part of raising one, the slow growth into a specimen of that size.
    • Glorious Baboon
      Was it wild caught from Arizona or do you have no idea. As a.iodius and a.chalcodes look similar
    There are no comments to display.
  • Category:
    Tarantula Identification
    Uploaded By:
    Oct 17, 2019
    View Count:
    Comment Count:

    EXIF Data

    File Size:
    1.9 MB
    Mime Type:

    Note: EXIF data is stored on valid file types when a photo is uploaded. The photo may have been manipulated since upload (rotated, flipped, cropped etc).

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.