How do you tell a male Chilean rose hair tarantula from a female?


Of the several color variations in a Chilean rose hair tarantula, the most vibrant red or copper form is always a male. Females have much longer life spans than males, with males living about five years and females living as much as 20. And, the male is generally smaller.

The scientific name for the species is Grammostola rosea. Their native habitat is from the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to as far south as Santiago. Living in one of the harshest climates on Earth, the tarantula's main water source comes from the food it eats and the little water available in the fog that drifts over the region.

Q&A Related to "How do you tell a male Chilean rose hair tarantula..."
Masculines (adults) have the last segment of the. pedipalps. bigger (compared to adult feminines of the same species, or subspecies) and flat, transformed in copulatory structures
i had a female chilean since i was 10, i'm 24 now. every now and then the bugger refuses to eat but she's still kicking strong.
The Chilean rose, or rose-hair, is a brownish-pink tarantula commonly sold at pet stores. Retailers should only sell female Chilean roses, since males have a much shorter lifespan
males are extremely rare. the only way to tell is if the are adults. the male will have 2 hooks on his front legs that he uses to keep the females fangs closed. thats the only way
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