Brown Tarantula

Brown Tarantula

Brown Tarantula
Aphonopelma hentzi


CLASS
Arachnida
ORDER
Araneae
FAMILY
Theraphosidae

Range

Central and southern U.S. to northern Mexico


Habitat

Deserts and grasslands


Diet

Insects

Weight

1 - 3 oz.

Length

3 - 4 in.

Incubation

60 - 90 days

Clutch

Several hundred eggs

IUCN Status

Not Listed

Facts

  • Brown tarantulas live in burrows. They do not weave webs.
  • They inject their prey with venom after it is captured. This paralyzes their prey and breaks down its tissue.

 

Conservation

Common

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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