>They are 2 very different tarantulas. I don't even think the White Knee
>is Mexican. Another name for the Acanthoscurria geniculata in the
>Santerem Pink bird eater. It is a tropical species and requires high
>humidity and moist substrate. The smithi likes it drier. But they are
>both very nice tarantulas and very easy to keep. I have 2 of each.
>Be excellent to each other!
Yup, it is actually from Brazil. I saw a picture of one at
petcenterusa and then researched the latin name and found a care sheet
at the Tarantula Burrow website...
P.S. I got the heater set up, I put the heater on the back of the tank
mostly under the substrate because I am using alot of substrate! I
have a 10gal and about 1/2 the height is substrate so by using my
aquarium liquid mercury thermometers (I think they're more accurate
than the little wound metal thermos) I have a gradient of about
80degrees right by the heater and 72 degrees on far opposite side.
Each side (tank divider is about 10" x 10" and these guys I'm getting
are going to be all 1" legspan size so it;s really going to be
spacious. I hope the crickets dont hide or I'll have to chop their
little feet off. I put put some cling wrap over the heater side just
to keep some more heat in, it's still about 70% ventilation though and
I slightly misted my vermiculite/peat mixture figuring I can always
make it more humid. I have two humidity ind. and by the hot side it is
about 55% humid. I'm all set to go now, just order the little guys
on monday and wait for them to arrive on tuesday. The weather over
here is cooperating too, 54F on monday and a low of 40 and a high of
45F on tuesday... Very nice considering last week the highs over here
were just barely about freezing..