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   Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula (Grammostola rosea)


Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula (Grammostola rosea)

This specie of tarantulas is quite large and usually very tame, thus great for beginners. Care must be taken if it gets spooked and starts flicking urticating hairs off of its abdomen. These loose hairs can be quite irritating if contacted with the eyes. G. rosea come in two different color phases. One phase being brown overall color with pink hairs and a pink carapace, the other with red hairs all over it's body. They used to be classified under two different species, but recently have being put under the same name. This is a terrestrial specie.
As adults, they will get between 4.5 and 5.5 inches long, though they take a while to become adults. They should be kept at 70 to 85° F, 75 to 80% humidity. A shallow dish of fresh water should be offered at all times.

Adults can be kept in 5 to 10 gallon tank with some cave space provided. They can be kept on peat moss or potting soil, which should be 2- 3 inches deep.

Diet: as adults, they will accept Crickets, Wax Worms, and any other large feeders, including Pinkies at times.

Status: currently pair in breeding.

Adult male, notice the two mating hooks on his forelegs.

Adult female.

While atempting to mate a tarantula for the very first time, the female seemed interested, but not in mating, instead in eating him :(. After just over an hour of wresling time, she pushed him out of her cage, till he fell on the floor.


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