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Texas Brown Tarantula

Aphonopelma hentzi


Shades of brown all over, this was the largest wild tarantula I've ever seen and also surprisingly the nicest one too.


Found under a log pile while flipping it looking for snakes. She was returned to her little nest after we played with her some.

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AshleyT 7 years ago

I just love tarantulas in general :) Have a fireleg and chaco goldenknee myself. Really want a green bottle blue and Brazilian whiteknee next :)

TheKingKid 7 years ago

Marry me!! Haha.. I've always loved Texas browns, mine's chillin on me right now :)

JamesW 7 years ago

She is looking regal! Love it!

AshleyT 7 years ago

Thanks Antonio, Stephen, and Tom! And Tom, tarantulas are awesome! I love finding them and picking them up :)

Tom15 7 years ago

Nice find Ashley! And I have to say you're braver than me:-)

StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Whoah, nice spotting!

wow a big one,beautiful speciem Ashley,i would say cute :-) congrats and thanks for sharing

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Brownsville, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 11, 2014
Submitted on Mar 19, 2014

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