Chilean Rose Tarantula   (common name)

Grammastola rosea   (scientific name)

Chilean Rose Tarantula (photograph and drawing)
Range ...... Northern Chile, mostly in the desert and scrubland
Type ...... terrestrial (lives on the ground)
Temperament ...... docile and calm (good for beginners)
                    ......  more likely to run away or flick hairs than to bite
Full Grown Size ...... 4 to 5 inches
Temperature ...... 70 to 85° F
Humidity ...... 75 to 80%
Diet ...... crickets, and other large insects
Water ...... shallow, wide water dish or Gut Load
Housing ...... terrestrial cage  Click here to see terrestrial cage.

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