Chilean Rose Tarantula

Wild Status:

Least Concern

Scientific Name:

Grammostola rosea

Distribution:

Northern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina

 

Range:

Their natural habitat is the desert and scrub regions of northern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.

 

Description:

While previously thought to be wanderers in nature, large numbers have been observed living in burrows in their natural habitat. They generally do not burrow in captivity. They are usually active in the evening or at night.

Feeding and Habits:

This tarantula has a diverse diet, including grasshoppers, crickets, moths, beetles, cockroaches, mealworms, small lizards, and mammals.

The venom Chilean rose tarantula contains multiple toxins, which may help it immobilize and digest prey, as well as deter predators.

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