Costa Rican Curly Haired Tarantula
Costa Rican Curly Haired Tarantula: Tliltocatl albopilosus
Distribution and Habitat
Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Tropical rainforests, preferring to burrow at the base of large trees.
Brown body covered with golden, curly hairs.
They can grow up to 6 inches long.
Curly Haired Tarantulas can flick the hairs from their bodies at potential predators, causing skin irritation or blindness if they get into their eyes.
They can produce silk but use it to line their burrows rather than catch their prey.