Heterothele villosella (Tanzanian Chestnut Baboon)

This charming dwarf species is one of the few that can live communally. They are prolific webbers as well as burrowers.  This tarantula is quite curious and often pops up from its burrow to see what is going on.  

Name Pronunciation:
Heterothele (he-tuh-ro-THA-lee)
villosella (vil-uh-SE-luh)

* Adapted from The American Tarantula Society

Name and Description History:
Heterothele villosella Strand, 1907

Obligate burrower
Size: 3”
Growth Rate:
Natural Habitat: East Africa
Housing Needs: Terrestrial burrowing setup.
Temperament: Skittish and fast, but not usually aggressive.