The Brachypelma Albopilosum or otherwise also known as the Honduran Curly Hair is a species also located in the central Americas like its cousin, the Mexican Red knee Tarantula . Although not as colorful as some other tarantulas, this beautiful tarantula exudes its own sort of charm. Its wooly and fur like body gives it a very scruffy look. Also, upon a closer look, you will find gold and tan hairs covering the body. The Brachypelma Albopilosum is a ground-dwelling species and thus requires more land space than height. This tarantulas hardy nature also makes it a great beginner tarantula. Although like most central Americas tarantulas, they do have “urticating hairs”, they are not quick to flick them. Considered one of the more “gentle” species, this adds on to the appeal for beginning hobbyist. Usually very active when in captivity, sometimes even moving the decor around. The humidity recommended for these species are between 65 – 80%. The recommended temperatures for these tarantulas are between 70 – 85 degrees F (in general room temperature). When setting up the terrarium for these tarantulas, keep in mind that they are burrowers. However when they reach around 3 inches, they tend to be in the open more than hiding. For these species, keep in mind that floor space is way more important than height. The recommended amount of substrate/ ground cover should be at least 3 -4 inches. All in all this is an inexpensive species and its hardy and gentle nature makes it an ideal beginners tarantula.
BRACHYPELMA ALBOPILOSUM Specifications
|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, pinky mouse, lizards even a fuzzy mice!|
|Maximum Size:||5- 5.5 inches|
|Temperament:||Docile and Calm|
Check out this BRACHYPELMA ALBOPILOSUM in Action!
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