Curly Hair Tarantula

The name says it all: these are the fuzziest spider! One of the most docile tarantula species, making them perfect for keepers of all experience levels.

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Curly hairs are known for their toughness and general good nature making them a popular choice for first time tarantula keepers. They are an extremely slow growing species but the benefit of this is that they are very long lived; 25 to 30 years is possible for females, although males will rarely go beyond 10. This species likes to burrow so it is extra important to provide them with a deep substrate and some hides, such as cork bark, to help them get started. The Curly Hair has a diet similar to most other tarantula species, feeding off live insects such as crickets, locust or roaches for adults and fruit flies for smaller spiderlings.



  • Common name: Curly Hair Tarantila
  • Scientific Name: Tlitocatl albopilosus
  • Habitat (wild): Humid Forest
  • Location: Nicaragua and Costa Rica
  • Captive environment: Spacious glass, plastic or acrylic terrestrial enclosure
  • Preferred temperature range: 20ºC to 24ºC
  • Preferred Humidity Range: 70-80%
  • Leg span: 16cm
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