Pinktoe [Avicularia]

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Common name: Pinktoe Scientific name: Avicularia avicularia Appearance: Pinktoe tarantulas are furry,dark black to metallic gray overall with deep violet to reddish hues to the abdomen and leg hairs. And the tips of their legs are pink, giving them their name! Origin: Brazil, Trinidad, Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, and the Amazon Basin. Type: New world, Arboreal Size: 4.5 to 5 inches.” fully […]

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Curly Hair [Brachypelma albopilosum]

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Common name: Curly Hair Scientific name: Brachypelma albopilosum Appearance: Curly hair tarantulas are covered in brown to black hair with a gold-bronze sheen due to longer gold hairs that are long and curly. Origin: Central America, from Honduras to Costa Rica Type: New world, terrestrial, burrowing Size: 5-5.5″ fully grown legspan Life span: Female: 3-10 years, Males: much shorter Attitude: Curly hair tarantulas are extremely docile and […]

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Mexican Red Knee Tarantula [Brachypelma Smithi]

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Common name: Mexican Red Knee Scientific name: Brachypelma Smithi, B. Smithi Appearance: Mexican Red Knee tarantulas are mostly black with bands of red, orange and tan on their legs. Origin: Mexico and Panama Type: New world, terrestrial Size: Adults can have a 5-6 inch legspan. Life span: Male: Up to 6 years, Female: Up to 30 years Attitude: Mexican Red Knee tarantulas are often thought of […]

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Chilean Rose Hair [Grammostola porteri/rosea]

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Common name: Chilean Rose Hair Scientific name: Grammostola porteri/rosea, G. rosea Appearance: Chilean rose hair tarantulas can range from brown to reddish-brown to pink in color. Origin: Chile South America Type: New world, terrestrial Size: Adults can get between a 4.5 and 5 inch legspan. Chilean rose hairs reach adult size after 3-4 years. Life span: Male: 5 years, Female: Up to 30 years […]

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