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Curly Hair Tarantula

Scientific name:  Tliltocatl albopilosus
Class:  Invertebrates
Continent:  Central America and the Caribbean
Habitat:  Forest floors of Nicaragua and Costa Rica
Diet:  Insectivore
Size:  5 - 6 Inches

These Tarantulas Like To Dig Burrows in the Ground

These tarantulas like to dig burrows in the ground and wait still until unsuspecting prey crosses their path. They love to redecorate and will often be found rearraging items around their burrows. If they feel threatened they can flick off the hair-like extensions from their body and cause irritation to the skin and eyes of attacking animals. These "hairs" grow back after molting as the spider grows. They do carry a venom in their fangs as well but rarely use it in defense.

Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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