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Curlyhair Tarantula

Brachypelma albopilosum

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Curlyhair Tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum)

Curlyhair Tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum)

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Other Common Name(s): Honduran curlyhair tarantula, woolly tarantula

Habitat: terrestrial

Native Origin: Central America

Adult Size: leg span of 5-5.5 inches

Temperature and Humidity Requirements: 70-85°F with a humidity of 75-80%

Cost: inexpensive

Feeding Suggestions: crickets, mealworms, roaches, grasshoppers, and pinky mice

More About Curlyhair Tarantulas as Pets: Curlyhair tarantulas will tolerate handling better than other species, which makes it a popular pet choice. This gentle spider has personality, too. Their brown bodies are covered in wavy, tan hairs, giving them their name.

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