Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula
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
Diet: as adults, they will accept Crickets, Wax
Worms, and any other large feeders, including Pinkies
Status: currently pair in breeding.
Adult male, notice the two mating hooks on his
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.