Brachypelma albopilosum in nature
Finding Brachypelma albopilosum, the Curly Hair Tarantula, in the wild is a hard task! Feel free to watch our efforts in finding this outstanding tarantula in the wild. Brachypelma albopilosum is one of the most kept tarantula species in the hobby. Curly Hair Tarantulas make a good beginner tarantula since they feed very well and have a long lifespan. Just be aware that they need propert CITES paperwork, since they are listed as every other Brachypelma species.
Brachypelma albopilosum inhabits a relatively large area that includes several countries. These include Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama. This species builds only short dwelling tubes in its natural habitat, lives under fallen pieces of wood or accepts pre-digged caves. B. albopilosum, unlike its genus counterparts, likes it rather moist. . Since this species lives in many places, it is difficult to make a uniform statement. Brachypelma albopilosum can be found in the Upala province in northern Costa Rica. In capticity, the mating is easy and already after 7 – 8 weeks the female should build a well filled cocoon. This will be opened 7 – 9 weeks later and a large number of young animals will hatch. A substrate humidity of 65-80% is quite appropriate. The growth can be considered rather fast among Brachypelma.
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