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Sub-Adult Curly Hair Tarantula, Tlitocatl Albopilosus



The Curly Hair Tarantula, or Tlitocatl albopilosus, is a large, docile tarantula native to Central America, famous for its dense, curly hair that gives it a puppy-like appearance. Its long lifespan, up to 20 years in captivity, and calm, easy-to-handle nature make it a popular choice for beginners in tarantula keeping.

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The Curly Hair Tarantula, scientifically known as Tliltocatl albopilosus, is a captivating and popular species of tarantula among arachnid enthusiasts. This species of tarantula is native to Central America, particularly in countries like Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. One of the most striking features of the Curly Hair Tarantula is its fluffy appearance. As its name implies, this tarantula has long and curly hair, which covers its entire body. The hair of the Tliltocatl albopilosus is thick and woolly, giving it a unique and adorable appearance that sets it apart from other tarantulas.Curly Hair Tarantulas grow to a moderate size of around 6 inches in length, making them ideal for pet keeping. They are also known for their calm and docile nature, which makes them an excellent choice for first-time tarantula owners. They are easy to handle, and their bite is not considered dangerous, making them a great choice for those who want a species of tarantula they can handle on occasion.

In terms of their habitat, adult Curly Hair Tarantulas require a terrarium with plenty of space to move around, at least 3x larger than their total leg span, deep substrate, and a water dish. They prefer warm and humid environments and should be kept at temperatures between 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, 20-30c, and relative humidity levels of around 60% RH. Overall, the Curly Hair Tarantula is a unique and fascinating pet that is both beautiful and easy to care for. Their calm and docile nature, coupled with their unusual appearance, make them a great choice for those who are new to the world of tarantula keeping or those who want to add a unique and beautiful species to their collection.


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