Eupalaestrus Campestratus | Pink Zebra Beauty

Eupalaestrus Campestratus

Eupalaestrus Campestratus

How to care for a Eupalaestrus Campestratus

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The Eupalaestrus Campestratus also commonly known as the Pink Zebra Beauty, is considered one of the most sought after tarantulas. In fact, it is ideal for a beginner hobbyist to start with. Originating from the Grasslands and savannahs of Paraguay, the Eupalaestrus Campestratus has a very distinctive look to them. One species of tarantula that have beginners often confused between the two is with the Chaco Golden Knee, however, the brownish-black and yellow striped markings close to its “knees” on the Golden Knee compared to the whitish markings on the Eupalaestrus Campestratus makes it easier to distinguish between them both. Because of the natural habitat these tarantulas come from, they are more than used to harsh weather conditions, where there is heavy rain in the summer while almost non in the winter. Making these tarantulas a really hardy species. The recommended temperature for this species of tarantula is between 75 to 80° F. Whereas humidity should also be kept around 70%.  A good way to maintain this is to overflow the water dish, this dampens out the substrate allow you to reach ideal humidity for your tarantula. The Eupalaestrus Campestratus is arguably one of the most beautiful species out there and is especially wonderful for beginners. It has a very docile temperament and I mean really docile, rarely ever hissing or attempting to bite, which makes it an ideal introductory tarantula for beginners. The only one downside would be their slow growth rate, it would take around 4 – 5 years before your Eupalaestrus Campestratus reaches its full-grown size. This could be a turn off for most because of this longer wait time compared to other species. When thinking about the Ground cover/ substrate for these species, keep in mind that is should be at least 4 inches. These tarantulas are burrowers by nature, so a piece of bark is a good start for introducing your tarantula to your terrarium. Although I have never witnessed these tarantulas drink from the water dishes, it provides humidity for these tarantulas which is always essential for any tarantula. In general housing these tarantulas are pretty straight forward, so follow our guide on how to achieve this in our tarantula housing section.

Eupalaestrus Campestratus Care Sheet

Difficulty: Beginner
Type: Non-Arboreal (Land Dwelling)
Food: Spiderlings will eat crickets, and smaller insects (insect must be at most 3/4 of the spiderlings size).Adults will eat crickets, insects as large as themselves, even a pinky mouse
Maximum Size: 5- 6 inches
Growth Rate: Slow
Temperament: Docile
Lifespans: Males: (8 – 10 years) Females: (18 – 25 years)

 sources: wiki, mikesTspetbugs 

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here’s a video of a Eupalaestrus Campestratus molting

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