Advertisement So an exotic pet shop near me has a tarantula they've labeled an "Aphonopelma tarantula". It appears to be a (mostly) solid black or possibly very very dark brown tarantula about 4 inches DLS. It's available for a reasonable price regardless of species. Any idea what kind of tarantula it might be? It didn't have the features of a mature male, and it looked too dark to be an A. chalcodes or an A. hentzi. I don't have any pictures right now, but I may or may not go back to look at it again.