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Chilean Rose Tarantula

Rose has been a fancy for women since the age of Renaissance and way back.

I just don't know if they will still fancy a rose if it's a Tarantula. :D

The Chilean Rose Tarantula is one of the most imported arachnid in the world today. The trading has reached even the household who wants these spiders as pets. This tarantulas is larger than most species. They are considered docile and are easy to take care.

I will bet that the Chilean Rose is always present in any big pet store. They are almost always found in any pet shop. It can also be found in two different color phases. It could be a tan/brown with pink hairs and carapace while the other one is  red-haired. There are lots of pet stores that sell this species.

Some says that the Chilean rose is one of best starter species if you would like to grow Tarantulas. If you want this to be a hobby, you can always start with this species.

Chilean Rose can be found in Bolivia, Northern Chile, and Argentina. It could be found in habitats that has the same aura with deserts and scrubland. This species are terestrial and consume spiderlings, pinhead crickets or creepers. They also eat insects or mouse. It could grow of up to 4.5 to 5.5 inches. It has a slow growth speed. Try not to power feed these guys as their lifespan become shorter. They can live at 70 to 85 degree Fahrenheit. Consider a 75 to 80% humidity level for this species. It is said that all tarantulas that have at least a 3-inch leg measurement may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.

The spiderlings can live in a 5 or 10-gallon tank. It is advisable that the floor space is wider than the height of the would-be-home of these tarantulas.

You can put plants, log, or cork bark on the aquarium / housing. A substrate of 2 to 3 inches of peat moss or potting soil is a must for the Chilean Rose Tarantula. You may put decorations that will surely not harm your spiders or you may not put any at all.

They are also called as Chilean Flame Tarantula, Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, Chilean Fire Tarantula, Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula,  Chilean Common Tarantula, and/or Chilean Fire Rose Tarantula, Chilean Rose Tarantula or Grammostola Rosea.

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