Pecilia spotted or Platipecilia (Xiphophorus maculatus, Platypoecilus maculatus) - aquarium fish of the family Peciliaceae or gambusiae (Poeciliidae).
Latin name: Xiphophorus maculatus (Gunther, 1866)
In nature Pecilia spotted found in the waters of southern Mexico and Guatemala. It prefers to stay in ponds, swamps, lakes and lagoons, only rarely can it be found in rivers and streams with a slow current. It has been known to aquarists since 1907; it has appeared in our country since 1910.
Brachypelma albopilosum is such a calm and melancholic spider that at first you wonder if he is dead? Because of this, the spider is often called a felt boot. For several years I have not found data on the officially registered bite in captivity, so the data on the toxicity of the poison are very contradictory. On the other hand, a spider, for self-defense purposes, can shed protective hairs from the abdomen, which are dangerous when they hit the mucous membranes and eyes. On the skin, they can cause only mild irritation. Rarely, that is, only in cases where a person has allergies, they can be really dangerous.
Nevertheless, a spider of this species can show aggression, albeit very rarely. This can happen when the spiders are small or have been caught in the wild, but more often if they are a hybrid with B. vagans.
This type of spider can be classified as a terrestrial species. Weaves little cobwebs, only strengthening the ground, making a solid, barely noticeable rug. If there is not enough space in the terrarium, the spider can start digging holes.
There is no great difficulty in keeping Brachypelma albopilosum. The humidity should be in the region of 75-80%, and the temperature should be 22-28 degrees. The spider can easily survive the differences of both one and the other factor, but you should not experiment too much with this. It is recommended to install a drinker once a week at night. The size of the terrarium will fit standard - 20x20x20.
The species is easy to breed, so this spider can be used to gain experience in breeding tarantulas. Males become sexually mature at the age of 1.5 years, females from 2 years. The female should be fattened before mating, as she may attack the male. For a more successful mating, the male should be placed with the female several times. After 5-9 weeks, the female weaves a cocoon, which can contain from 500 to more than 1000 eggs. After 5 weeks, the first nymphs appear. The humidity should be around 80% and the temperature around 25 degrees.