The Honduran curly hair tarantula is a large variety of spider. This spider has a dark (brown to dark blue) colored body with a golden-bronze sheen due to long golden hairs that cover the body.
Adult Honduran curly hair tarantulas have a 5-6 inch (127-152.4mm) leg span.
In the wild, tarantulas eat insects and other arthropods. Cosley Zoo’s tarantulas are fed crickets and mealworms.
Mating can occur any time of year. After mating, the female lays 100-500 eggs in a silk capsule. The young hatch about six weeks later.
This type of tarantula is native to the jungles of Costa Rica and Honduras. It is a burrowing species.
In human care, males live to be 5-10 years old, while females live 20-25 years.
Spiders make up an important part of the food chain by helping to control populations of insects, including some that prey on farmers’ crops.