Brachypelma boehmei / Mexican fireleg
From Southern Mexico comes yet another bright colorful and beautiful Brachypelma species, their common names comes from their bright orange colored legs, which is offset by a black abdomen. They are somewhat nervous/defensive and will readily flick urticating hairs when disturbed. Additionally, they prefer to be kept slightly more humid then most Brachypelma species, as their habitat ranges to Southern Mexico’s Pacific coastal lines. These beauties are recommended for the beginner intermediate keeper, looking for a colorful Brachypelma species to add to their collection, reaching 6”+ as adults.
Written by Neil Ray