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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