Mexican Fireleg Tarantula Brachypelma boehmei

Watch out! When threatened, this tarantula may flick barbed hairs at its opponent, causing serious irritation.

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ORIGIN:
West Mexico

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HABITAT:
Dry scrub

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DIET:

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Venom and projectile hairs

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REPRODUCTION:
Sexually mature at 7-10 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:

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