Forests of Central America.
Scrubland to desert habitat.
a) Common Name
Curly Hair / Honduran Curly Hair Tarantula.
The Curly Hair Tarantula has a docile temperament.
Curly Hair Tarantulas have gold and tan hairs covering their bodies. The legs
are a darker brown, in contrast to the bronze carapace. The whole spider is
covered in curly hairs – hence the name.
f) Full Grown Size
13cm – 16cm (5 - 5.5 inches).
Females: 10+ years. Males generally live less than half that.
KEEPING THIS SPIDER IN CAPTIVITY
a) Cage setup
Spiderlings can live in a clear plastic container with air holes. Adults can
live in a 1ft (10-gallon) tank. Floor space is more important than height.
At least 5 - 7.5cm (2 - 3 inches) of peat.
No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants,
A flower pot can be used as a hide.
29°C (70 - 85°F)
75 to 80%
f) Water source
Sub-adults – adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.
Spiderlings can be fed on pinhead crickets and other small insects.
Adults can be fed on large crickets and other large insects, as well as
an occasional pinkie mouse.