Chile Rose Hair Tarantula Grammostola rosea

Chile Rose Hair Tarantula
Chile Rose Hair Tarantula
Chile Rose Hair Tarantula
The Chile/Chilean Rose Tarantula, also called the Rose Hair Tarantula, is native to dry, scrub habitat of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. They have a body length of 4cm and a leg span of 15cm.
Chile Rose Hair Tarantula
Chile Rose Hair Tarantula
Chile Rose Hair Tarantula
They are dark brown or black with pink or orange hairs; if threatened, the hairs can be kicked off and have sharp barbs. They ambush prey of large insects, small reptiles and small mammals. The female lives in a burrow; she lives for 25-30 years whereas the male lives 5-10 years. If provoked, they release urticating hairs first rather than bite.

Chile Red Zebra Tarantula Grammostola sp. concepcion

Chile Red Zebra Tarantula
Chile Red Zebra Tarantula
Chile Red Zebra Tarantula
The Chile Red Zebra Tarantula is named after the Pacific port of Concepcion in Chile but G. sp. Concepcion is not a valid species. Spiders named thus could be a G. Rosea, a G. Porteri or another very similar species from Chile. It is black with white stripes on its legs (hence the name "zebra") and covered in pink or orange barbed hairs which it will release if threatened, but is often darker, rustier and has stripier legs than the usual Rose Haired. Now that it is recognised that there are several species of "Rose-haired" Tarantulas in the genus, it is often just a means of saying "indetermined species" originating from central Chile.