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Brazilian Redhead Tarantula - Bumba horrida | 1 inch (Captive bred)

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Defining Characteristics:

  • Medium-sized species, growing to a leg span of 5 inches
  • Known for their bright red carapace, contrasting their velvety black legs and abdomen
  • This species is known to be very defensive

Name: Bumba horrida is commonly known as the Brazilian Redhead Tarantula.

Recommended Enclosure Size & Setup: Bumba horrida is a terrestrial species. The surface area of the enclosure should be no less than two times the spider's diagonal leg span in one direction and three times the diagonal leg span in the other. 

We recommend against allowing your terrestrial spider more than two times their diagonal leg span as head space above their substrate, as a fall from any higher could result in serious injury.

The enclosure should be tall enough to accommodate 2-3 inches of substrate for slings and 4+ inches for adults. ABG mix, coco cradle, and Dig-It are all good substrate options for this species, but our Pet Bug Team prefers ABG all the way!

They will benefit from a variety of terrarium furniture (cork bark, manzanita wood, etc.) as well foliage (live or artificial) to climb on and to hide behind. Live plants can be beneficial to air quality.

Temperature (°F): This species thrives in the mid 70s to mid 80s, so a temperature of 75 degrees is ideal. Temperatures regularly dipping below 65 degrees, or spiking above 90 degrees should be avoided.

A reliable thermometer is strongly recommended.

Humidity: These spiders thrive in a humid environment, so the recommended ambient humidity should stay between 55% and 70%. This can be achieved by making sure that at least half of the substrate is always slightly damp..

The enclosure sides and decor should be spritzed lightly around 2-3 times a week to provide your spiderling droplets to drink from, but do not spray your spider directly.

A reliable hygrometer is strongly recommended to monitor humidity within the enclosure.

Size: At the time of sale, this animal will be at least 1 inch. Females can grow to be up to 5 inches, and typically the males are a bit smaller. 

We use diagonal leg span to measure our spiders.

Age: Before making this species available to our customers, we ensure that they are well-established. This means our spiders are generally molted to a minimum of third instar and will have hatched two to three months prior to being listed for sale.

For spiders that we have not produced in house, we like to get two to three solid feedings in as well as the aforementioned minimums. They go through a 2 week minimum quarantine process to ensure the health of the animal.

For this species, the average male lifespan is 3-6 years, and 15 years for females when provided an adequate environment and diet.

Feeding: At the time of sale, this animal is eating hydei fruit flies or smaller 1/4 inch crickets once a week. Prey items should be no larger than the size of the spider’s abdomen, and grow in size as the animal does. 

Remove uneaten prey items after 24 hours as these may stress your animal out or endanger the spider during molting. Never attempt to feed a freshly molted tarantula less than a week after their molt to prevent injury to the spider. Depending on the spider's age, the hardening process could take 48 hours to 1 week.

Sexing: Due to age, Bumba horrida sold by Josh’s Frogs are unsexed.

Coloration/Patterning: As spiderlings, Bumba horrida are fairly uniform brown except a red to orange carapace.  As they start to mature, their carapace  will brighten to crimson red and the rest of the spider will darken to jet black. The carapace is smooth, appearing hairless and the black has a velvet sheen.

Social Behavior: Bumba horrida are not a sociable animal and should be housed as individuals. Attempts at cohabitation will likely result in cannibalism.

Natural Range: Bumba horrida are native to Northern Brazil.

Still not sure if the Brazilian Redhead tarantula from Josh's Frogs is the right pet arachnid for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!


After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.

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