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Acanthoscurria geniculata (Brazilian White Knee Tarantula)

Acanthoscurria geniculata (Brazilian White Knee Tarantula)

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Acanthoscurria geniculata

Acanthoscurria geniculata, also known as the giant white knee tarantula or Brazilian white knee tarantula, is a species of tarantula that is native to Brazil.

Acanthoscurria geniculata is a large and impressive tarantula, with a leg span that can reach up to 8-10 inches (20-25 cm). As the name suggests, it has distinctive white bands on its legs, along with a dark-colored body. The male and female tarantulas are similar in appearance, although the males are generally smaller and have longer legs than the females.

Like many other tarantulas, Acanthoscurria geniculata is an opportunistic carnivore that feeds on a variety of prey, including insects, small invertebrates, and occasionally small vertebrates such as lizards. It is a docile and relatively calm species, making it a popular choice as a pet tarantula.

As an arboreal species, Acanthoscurria geniculata is adapted to life in trees and is a skilled climber. It is important to note that like all tarantulas, it has venomous fangs and will use them to defend itself or subdue prey. However, its venom is not considered medically significant to humans.

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