The Mexican Fire Leg tarantula sling, scientifically known as Brachypelma boehmei, is a beautiful arachnid native to Mexico’s Pacific coastal regions that can grow up to a 6-inch leg span. Perfect for both beginners and veteran tarantula enthusiasts, this spiderling will mature into a large adult covered in dense, velvety black setae with reddish-orange legs. These tarantulas are generally docile and handleable, making them an excellent choice for those new to tarantula-keeping. Hailing from the forest floors of Mexico, they prefer burrowed habitats, mirroring their natural environment. With males living up to 6 years and females reaching a remarkable 10-20 years, or even more, this species is not only beautiful but also hardy and adaptable. They thrive in temperatures ranging from 70-80°F (21-27°C) and humidity levels of 40-60%, and they’re forgiving of minor care mistakes, making it easier for beginners to provide the right conditions.