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Grammostola rosea – Rose hair tarantula

Item #: GRAROS

$ 95.00

  • USD: 76.76$

Scientific Name: Grammostola rosea

Common Name: Rose hair tarantula

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Chile

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4-5” (11-13cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Medium

Life Expectancy: Females 15 years / Males 5 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

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Description

Scientific Name: Grammostola rosea

Common Name: Rose hair tarantula

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Chile

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 4-5” (11-13cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes

Growth Rate: Medium

Life Expectancy: Females 15 years / Males 5 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

The Grammostola rosea, commonly known as the Chilean rose tarantula, is a species of spider that captivates both the novice and experienced arachnid enthusiasts alike. Originating from the arid regions of Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina, this species is renowned for its striking appearance and relatively docile temperament, making it a popular choice for those venturing into the world of tarantula keeping.

Characterized by its robust body and a beautiful array of colors that can range from a deep, velvety rose to shades of brown or gray, the Grammostola rosea embodies a natural elegance. The contrast between its coloration and the light-colored hairs that cover its body adds to its allure, making it a visually appealing species. Typically, this tarantula has a leg span of around 5 to 6 inches when fully grown, with females often outliving males, reaching lifespans of up to 20 years with proper care.

In terms of care and handling, the Chilean rose tarantula is known for its hardiness and adaptability to different environments, making it relatively easy to care for compared to other species. It prefers a dry substrate in its enclosure, with minimal humidity and access to a hide. While generally calm and tolerating occasional gentle handling, it’s essential to remember that Grammostola rosea, like all tarantulas, can exhibit defensive behaviors if threatened. Therefore, respect and careful attention to its behavior are paramount for a harmonious relationship between the tarantula and its keeper.

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1/2"

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