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Aphonopelma Chalcodes (Arizona Blonde)

Aphonopelma Chalcodes (Arizona Blonde)

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Aphonopelma chalcodes is a medium-sized tarantula species, characterized by its robust and stout body structure. As with most tarantulas, there is a noticeable size difference between adult females and adult males.

Adult female Arizona blonde tarantulas are generally larger than males. On average, they measure around 2.5 to 3 inches (approximately 6.5 to 7.5 cm) in body length. This measurement includes the entire length of the cephalothorax (front part of the body) and the abdomen (posterior part of the body). When stretched out, the leg span of adult females can reach up to 5 to 6 inches (approximately 12.5 to 15 cm) or more.

Adult male Arizona blonde tarantulas are slightly smaller than females. They typically measure around 2 to 2.5 inches (approximately 5 to 6.5 cm) in body length. Like females, their leg span can reach around 5 to 6 inches (approximately 12.5 to 15 cm) or more.

Spiderlings are the young offspring of tarantulas and are significantly smaller than adults. When first hatched from the egg sac, spiderlings may only measure a few millimeters in body length. As they grow and molt, they gradually increase in size over time.

Aphonopelma chalcodes, the Arizona blonde tarantula, is native to the southwestern United States, primarily found in the state of Arizona. It is one of the most common and widely distributed tarantula species in this region.

This species is well adapted to arid environments, such as deserts and grasslands, and can be found in a variety of habitats, including rocky areas, sandy soils, and grassy plains. They may also inhabit areas near washes and dry riverbeds.

Aphonopelma chalcodes has also been reported in parts of New Mexico, California, and Utah, though its primary range is concentrated in Arizona.

It's important to note that while Aphonopelma chalcodes is found in the wild across its native range, individuals may not always be easily encountered due to their nocturnal and secretive nature. These tarantulas often hide in burrows they create in the ground and venture out at night to hunt for prey.

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