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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