sobota, 11 czerwca 2011

Spiders - Brachypelma albopilosum

Sorry that you have to wait so long for new post.
In last week I had 5 exams, and no time for myself. Next week it's going to be only 3, and I will post more and more :)


Brachypelma albopilosum (The Honduras Curlyhair Tarantula) is a species of tarantula known commonly as the Honduran curlyhair or simply curlyhair. Its native range includes Central America, from Honduras to Costa Rica . They are terrestrial, opportunistic burrowing spiders. This tarantula is covered in long hairs that have a characteristic curl to them giving them a unique look.

The Curlyhair Tarantula is an ideal tarantula species for a beginner because of it's docile temperament and relatively large size. Although fairly common and easy on the pocket, this species is more than just a brown tarantula. Up close, Curlyhair Tarantulas have gold and tan hairs covering their bodies. The legs are a darker brown, in contrast to the practically bronze carapace. This comes out to be one fine-looking spider without being exceedingly colorful. Also, true to their common name, most Curlyhair Tarantulas have hair that looks curly (actually more wavy than curvy, but we'll let that slide). They are very hardy tarantulas that make lasting pets. They also make great "show" spiders since they can be taken out and handled, although handling should not take place frequently because there's always the possibility of the tarantula falling off your hand and splitting it's abdomen open (likely fatal). Curlyhair Tarantulas seem to have more personality (tarantulality) than the conventional starter species, the Chilean Rose Tarantula. Overall, Curlyhair Tarantulas are great for anybody, and yours may easily become a favorite in your collection!

4 komentarze:

  1. The Honduras Curlyhair Tarantula looks an awesome Spider. Again if one got into my sleeping bag I would be off and running lol.

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  2. man i hate spiders, hairy spiders even more!

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  3. I'll begin with the Curlyhair if I ever feel like starting a " collection" :)

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  4. Yikes! Pics is freaking me out!

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