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  1. vanillacarnivore

    Nice video. I just got one today. I named him Kiwi. I think he is a male because he doesn't seem very big but, I could be wrong. He likes to climb. LoL, I am like you need to stay down. I put enough substrate. My enclosure is long but short in height. I am still debating if I keep him there or switch him to an enclosure the same length but taller. We will see how he behaves.

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  2. Tarantulas America

    My local pet shop had one may go back for I got them to give me it's molt 😊I pointed it out to them and asked the lady if I can ask for a strange favor and she gave it to me

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  3. Alexander Buess

    as it turns out our b.albopilosum has been wild caught (we were unaware of that when we bought her) and made an egg sac two days ago after being rehoused into her new enclosure one week prior.

    Do you have any advice on how to care for her while she has the egg sac? A little more humidity? When to pull it?

    Thank you!

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  4. Randall Duncan

    Hi Tom was curious if there was a way to tell the difference between the hobby form and the Nicaraguan as I picked up a I'm pretty sure a juvenile male from my local petco which actually takes good care of their T's using only cocofibre nice sized cork bark as hides and water dish with no sponges . They dont add wood chips or anything else like some places I have seen.

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  5. Incineroar

    I'm getting one of these tomorrow as my first tarantula (1.5inch juvie). Thank you for this, if hate to kill my first T with improper husbandry.

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  6. nicole donohoe

    Tom I just got my first one and I have 10 T’S most old worlds Iam just wondering you said they like it dry so just a water dish? And how big of an enclosure should a 41/2 inch curly hair have? Thanks so much ?

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  7. KamrØ1

    Hey Tom. Thanks for always making such informative and awesome videos as always. I recognise this video is 3 years old but I've been drawn to it since I want to buy a male + female pair from TheSpiderShop, however, I am still in school, doing A-Levels and I intend on breeding them. The main reason is because they are the true curly hair form and have the longest hairs on any T I have seen. I'm wondering if the slings will be easy to sell and if I should be breeding the pair. I've been keeping 4 Ts so far but they are all juveniles and the pair for sale are 2 sub-adults. I feel confident enough to keep them, but in terms of breeding if I am not recommended to then I won't. I think TheSpiderShop do buy slings and since this is the true curly form I think they may sell quickly. Your advice on this would really really support my decision making here. Many thanks.

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  8. W h e e z e

    The skideshness kind of deturs me away, I Think like "What if I open the lid after it arrives and it bolts out and I lose it" Stuff like that.

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  9. alex Harlow

    I got a 2.5" (I believe male but it's unsexed) yesterday along with a H. Mac 1.5" sling and C. Cyaneopubescens .5" sling. The B. Alalbopilosum seems a little bolty right now, but I'm assuming it will calm down once it reaches maturity. Love your videos 👍🏻 they are super helpful

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  10. Adrian Vera

    I got my first b.abo a couple of weeks ago and I love it. It is about 1.5” and I recently rehoused it in a critter keeper where it dug a hole under the hide

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  11. Kenneth Reyes

    I made a comment on Facebook that people shouldn’t get T’s and Scorps just because they are cool. But then someone backlashes me, is there something I said wrong? This is a reason why T’s and scorps are being abused/neglected. Caring for them means long term care, so it should be something to think about first.

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  12. A D

    This is very interesting, because I just got a sling of one of these cuties and they have been growing like crazy! Two molts in under two months. I guess it must vary!

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  13. Clay Delaino

    I can’t express just how valuable I find most of your videos I just picked up one of these gorgeous fuzz balls on Friday and I couldn’t be happier with

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  14. patricia gabriel

    fearnottarantulas.com has the best complete beginner packages spider and habitat included. i am so excited to get my first tarantula and to conquer my fear of spiders.

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  15. Dave Riner

    My curly sling is about 3/4", and buried itself about 4 inches down within 24 hours of getting it. The enclosure looks like it has a giant ant hill in the middle of it!

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  16. Cia Nicole

    I am thinking about getting a 4" Curly Hair T what size terrarium would you recommend? Everything I have read says a 20 gal but you don't seem to keep yours in a tank that size

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  17. Aljas11 Gaming

    Im new to spiders and need to know information more but im intrested in buying Brachypelma albopilosum
    True Curly Hair (1cm) as a spiderling and does spiderling mean baby spiders and what do they eat i need some help…

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  18. GraphicWolf Hirst

    first time spider owner period! Ive had mine for 2 full days doesnt seem aggressive but really shy. and has done barely any webbing at this time. i put a log where it could hide but i dont think it has messed with it. basically sits in one spot idt she enjoys being watched 🙁

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  19. brose04008

    As always, exceptionally informative. Thanks for posting these. Now, a query: do you happen to own a B. emilia? If so, any chance of seeing a husbandry video in the near future? Probably not too different from the other Brachys, but couldn’t hurt to ask.

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  20. jay mcmillan

    Mine I got as a 1/2 I believe n now it's almost 2 and it just started stay in the open it closed off the burrow it spent it's whole life in

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  21. S Mason

    Hey Tom, I just wanted to let you know that my B.albopilosum likes her cage relatively moist and I would actually recommend keeping your's moist too. But otherwise great video and keep up the good work

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  22. deamonsead

    i got an albo as my very first tarantula for my 23rd birthday yesterday (a lovely five inch gal), and this video helped ease a lot of my anxieties about how to care for her. a lot of the stuff i've read doesn't match up with your info, so it's reassuring to hear from someone with real hands-on experience. she seems determined to transform herself into an arboreal at the moment, sticking around the top areas of her enclosure, but it's nice to know she should chill after a few days.

    i know this video is 2+ years old, but it (and its comments section) is still very helpful. thank you!

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  23. Bobbi Merritt

    I love my b albopilosum girls – Spinderella is 4" and seems to like walking on my hand and sitting there. Goldilocks is 5" and handling kind of stresses her out, so I don't. Neither does any digging, but Goldilocks moves her moss around occasionally.

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  24. coasterzeke

    I have a 3& 1/2 inch specimen of this species. I had it in makeshift sort of Tupperware container with ventilation of course. it was very active, but then I re-housed it in a large critter keeper. I did not really know how to do this so it was not all that without incident. It did not want to go into the new container & the substrate from the old enclosure partially collapsed in on it. I gave a hide this time, one of those little pots that you might start plants growing in from the Dollar Store. it crawled inside & molted & now it lives reclusively within that hide..never coming out into the open. it shifts around in there daily & has completely webbed it up. It eats crickets, but lets them come to it. it does not come out after them. Will it ever actively roam its enclosure ever again. I also have a Choco Golden Knee & LP sling in Deli cups. both are very active & eat like a champ!

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  25. Racoozy12

    Great video! I just got my first T ( this type!) today. Mine has been staying on the sides or top of cage since I put it in there 4 hours ago. Is this normal? Or does it not like its enclosure? Substrate is a bit damp due to not being able to dry it out for very long ( I put the T in after learning I could bake the substrate) any tips would be appreciated!

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  26. wayne gilliatt

    I’m new to tarantulas could you tell me what the difference between the Brachypelma albopilosum Nicaragua and the Brachypelma albopilosum curly hair is other then the price and colour I can’t work it out, it’s baffling me lol

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