CHILEAN ROSE-HAIRED TARANTULA

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Grammostola rosea

HABITAT:  Mostly deserts and scrubland of Bolivia, Northern Chile, and Argentina.

CONSERVATION STATUS:  Least Concern

FUN FACT:   Rose-haired tarantulas, like many other tarantulas, use their hairs as a defense.  These hairs have microscopic barbs that can be irritating or painful when in contact with skin or eyes.  The spider can ‘fling’ the hairs with their legs if they are threatened.

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Garden City, KS 67846

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