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Nicaraguan Curly Hair Tarantula - Tliltocatl albopilosus (Captive Bred)

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$19.99

4.5 out of 5 stars

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About This Product

SPECIAL NOTE: USPS forbids shipping venomous spiders or scorpions in the mail.

Because of this, we ship these animals FedEx priority overnight for a flat fee of $39.99

Features: 

  • Easy to Care For
  • Great Beginner Tarantula
  • Medium sized
  • Terrestrial, burrowing species

This is an INDIVIDUAL (1) Nicaraguan Curly Hair Tarantula Spiderling which will measure 1/4"-1/2".

Background Information:

The Nicaraguan Curly Haired Tarantula is scientifically known as Tliltocatl albopilosus. It is very similar to our Curly Hair Tarantula, and the same species in fact, just a different locale. This Nicaraguan locale tends to be less common and a little fuzzier with a slight golden hue. This tarantula is a terrestrial, burrowing species native to the neotropics. Adults of this species range from 4-6 inches and feature curly hairs that cover their bodies. This species has existed in the pet trade for decades and were once imported in huge numbers. Now on the CITES Appendix II list, virtually all curly hairs, include those sold at Josh's Frogs, are produced in captivity.

The juveniles tend to be a bit on the shy side, but as they mature this species will spend more and more time out in the open, although they may always retreat quickly to a burrow if surprised or threatened. This species does possess urticating hairs that can be flicked when the tarantula is alarmed. As they age, this species generally calms down and tolerates occasional handling.

Habitat Setup:

Being a primarily terrestrial species, the floor space of an enclosure is more important than it's height. A 10g or 12x12 Exo Terra makes a great enclosure, as do large critter keeper type cages. Make sure the enclosure has a secure mesh top to allow for ventilation. Josh's Frogs sells a variety of tarantula kits that makes setup and care simple.

Substrate:

Being terrestrial and loving to burrow, the Nicaraguan Curly Hair tarantula should be provided with at least 3-4" of substrate. Coconut fiber or Josh's Frogs Dig It is beneficial for controlling humidity inside of the enclosure. 

If you want to use a cleanup crew of springtails and isopods, or you want to use live plants, get some Josh's Frogs BioBedding Tropical.

Decor:

For this species, horizontal decor that the curly hair can take cover under is needed. Cork bark is an excellent choice as it doesn’t promote mold or bacterial growth, and doesn’t break down as easily as other types of wood. Include at least two different pieces of cork bark, and ideally, have one of them as a cork bark tube to allow the spider an easy hiding place to feel safe in.

Water & Humidity:

Nicaraguan Curly Hair Tarantulas are a grassland dweller and require a higher level of humidity and 70% relative humidity is ideal for these species. It is recommended that you have both a digital hygrometer and thermometer in your enclosure to monitor these conditions. If the enclosure gets too dry, the tarantula can have difficulty molting, and this can lead to death and disfiguring of your spider.

To keep conditions humid, keep a small water dish or bottle cap full of water available at all times. The enclosure can also be misted, but be careful not to mist the spider. This can agitate the spider and result in bites or escape attempts. Misting can be down along the walls of the enclosure so it is absorbed by the substrate. Additionally, you can mist some of the webbing to allow the spider multiple places to get water.

Reverse Osmosis, Distilled, or Spring water can be used. If using tap water, make sure to use a quality water dechlorinator.

Heating & Lighting:

These tarantulas do not require any UV lighting or any heating lamps, just a day-night cycle. Be careful your spider's enclosure doesn't receive too much sunlight. Sunlight can cause temperatures to rise rapidly, cooking your spider in its home. A thermometer should be present in the enclosure, and temperatures should be kept around 75-80 degrees. This can be accomplished with a low wattage under tank heat pad during colder conditions.

Feeding:

The Nicaraguan Curly Hair tarantula is a fast growing species, with spiderlings reaching 3 inches in a year. At time of sale they are eating a few hydei fruit flies a week, as they grow so should their prey. Slings should be fed every 4-7 days, adults should be offered food every 7-10 days. They will eat just about any feeder insect, though care should be taken to make sure that the feeder is about the size of their carapace or smaller.

As with all tarantula species in your care, remove any excess feeders from your enclosure after a day, and wait a week to resume feeding after your tarantula molts.

Longevity:

Curly Hair tarantulas can be quite long lived in captivity. Males can live about 4 years, and females can easily live over a decade if cared for properly.

Links of Interest:

  • Arachnoboards: a community of spider enthusiasts that will be able to or have already answered almost any question you can think of with regards to tarantulas.

http://arachnoboards.com/

Still not sure if Nicaraguan Curly Hair Tarantulas from Josh's Frogs are the right pet invertebrate for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!

Shipping

After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.

With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.

If you require further assistance, or prefer to talk to one of our Customer Service agents, please feel free to reach out to our [email protected] email or our phone line 1-800-691-8178.

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Nichole

5.0 out of 5 stars

Love this Baby Curly!

This is my first tarantula (as an adult), and I love this girl! She arrived in great shape, and has been eating and growing wonderfully. Love her little personality, and would recommend this T to anyone. :D

Charles

5.0 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping and good packaging

I recieved my package on time and when I recieved my sling the packaging was very protective. If anyone was worried about the sling not making it that would not be a problem. Opened the package and he was active and ready to go

Charisse

5.0 out of 5 stars

Worth the wait!

I was waiting for these to be restocked and was fortunate enough to grab one this go round. It arrived healthy and fiesty! Rehousing went great thanks to the packaging. My only regret is not getting one sooner.

Pearl fields

4.0 out of 5 stars

correct packaging and healthy spider, size as advertized maybe even larger

I bought this tarantula and would highly recommend it from joshs frogs, it came active and healthy, size as advertized, and packing was just how a tarantula should be packed. inside tube with slightly damp paper towel, which is inside deli cup with paper towel, inside the box which had padding. the only thing i can think of that seemed weird is that there was no live animal sticker or anything indicating it was a live animal on the box. i feel it would have made it safer for the animal if the delivery guys had known it was a live animal

Pearl fields

4.0 out of 5 stars

correct packaging and healthy spider, size as advertized maybe even larger

I bought this tarantula and would highly recommend it from joshs frogs, it came active and healthy, size as advertized, and packing was just how a tarantula should be packed. inside tube with slightly damp paper towel, which is inside deli cup with paper towel, inside the box which had padding. the only thing i can think of that seemed weird is that there was no live animal sticker or anything indicating it was a live animal on the box. i feel it would have made it safer for the animal if the delivery guys had known it was a live animal

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