How to care for a Brachypelma Albopilosum
The Brachypelma Albopilosum or otherwise also known as the Honduran Curly Hair is a species whose original habitat is located in the Central Americas, in the savannas, like its cousin, the Mexican Red knee Tarantula. However, their faster growth rate compared to the Red Knees makes it a more appealing species for beginners. Although not as colorful as some other tarantulas, the Brachypelma Albopilosum exudes its own sort of charm. Its wooly and fur like body gives it a very scruffy look. Also, upon a closer look, you will find gold and tan hairs covering the body. These tarantulas are a ground-dwelling species and thus requires more land space than height. This tarantulas hardy nature also makes it a great beginner tarantula. Although like most central Americas tarantulas, they do have “urticating hairs”. However, they are not quick to flick them. Considered by hobbyist all around as one of the more “gentle” species, this only adds on to the appeal for beginning hobbyist. The Brachypelma Albopilosum is usually very active when in captivity, sometimes even moving the decor around. The humidity recommended for these species are between 65 – 70%. Thus, spraying or misting is not required, humidity levels as such can easily be obtained by simply having a water dish. The recommended temperatures for these tarantulas are between 70 – 85 degrees F ( general room temperature). When setting up the terrarium for these tarantulas, keep in mind that they are burrowers, so they might be harder to spot. However when they reach around 3 inches, they tend to be in the open more than hiding. When deciding the decor for the Brachypelma Albopilosum, always include some sort of retreat (for any tarantula for that matter). Especially for this species of tarantulas, keep in mind that floor space is way more important than height. The recommended amount of substrate/ ground cover should be at least 3 -4 inches. All in all this is an inexpensive species, because it is and its hardy and gentle nature makes it an ideal beginners tarantula.
BRACHYPELMA ALBOPILOSUM care sheet
|Type:||Non-Arboreal (Land Dwelling)|
|Food:||Spiderlings will eat crickets, and smaller insects (insect must be at most 3/4 of the spiderlings size).Adults will eat crickets, insects as large as themselves, pinky mouse, lizards even a fuzzy mice!|
|Maximum Size:||5- 5.5 inches|
|Temperament:||Docile and Calm|
|Lifespans:||Males: (around 4 years) Females: (8 – 10 years)|
Check out this BRACHYPELMA ALBOPILOSUM in Action!
Here’s a video of a BRACHYPELMA ALBOPILOSUM molting
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