The gentle, docile disposition of this species makes it a favorite. It is also very hardy, easy to care for, and is sought after as a good choice for beginner to advance collectors alike. This heavy-bodied tarantula is covered with tan and golden curly hairs, giving it a charming unkempt look. The “curly hair”, as it is affectionately known, is one of the more active tarantulas, making it interesting to watch as it goes about arranging its home. Many keepers note that this species seem to have more “personality” than many others do.
*Adapted from The American Tarantula Society
Name Meaning: The name refers to the whitish color of the setae that contrasts with the short dark-colored hair.
Name and Description History:
Brachypelma albopilosa Valerio, 1980
Brachypelma albopilosa Hancock & Hancock, 1989
Brachypelma albopilosum Schmidt, 1992a: 10, f. 3-7 (Tmf from Euathlus)