Mexican Flame Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma auratum) Care Sheet

At first glance the Mexican Flame Knee tarantula (Brachypelma auratum) closely resembles the far better-known Mexican Red Knee (Brachypelma hamorii/smithi). Look a little closer, however, and subtle differences start to become clear… Whilst both species have vivid orange or red stripes on their “knees” it is the background color that effectively separates these two species. …

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