These gorgeous spiders are HONDURAN CURLY HAIR TARANTULAS aka Brachypelma albopilosum. This species is found from Honduras to Costa Rica in Central America and is a burrowing spider found in tropical scrubland and forest habitats.
You can clearly see from the picture below why this species is known as the ‘curly hair’ tarantula, as they are covered in hairs which each have a distinctive curl at the end!
When curly hair tarantulas are babies or spiderlings they are VERY small as you can see here!! I acquired this one in the late spring of 2016 and it is going to be fantastic to watch it grow and develop – watch this space!
The picture below is of one of my larger curly hair tarantulas when it was a juvenile; as you can see it is less curly and with a slightly lower contrast of dark markings to light coloured hairs, although still very beautiful.
Like so many of my other species, Honduran curly hair tarantulas are exceptionally docile and everybody who meets them absolutely loves them!