Rose-Haired

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    Rapunzel is my Chilean rose-haired tarantula, Grammostola rosea. Of my current pets, she is now the pet I've had the longest.

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    1. msscarlet47 81 months ago | reply

      aren't the females venomous???

    2. Furryscaly 81 months ago | reply

      Actually, all spiders are venomous. But "venomous" does not equate to "dangerous". It simply means they have venom. So do bees, but a bee is relatively harmless unless you're allergic. The rose-haired tarantula's venom is quite mild though and would cause me little harm, and that's only if I could even get her to bite in the first place.

      One of the main things that separates female tarantulas from male tarantulas is that males live for only a few years, but females can live around 20 years. But like all spiders, both sexes are venomous.

    3. shadowshador 79 months ago | reply

      The Chilean rose a very common calm and docile species of the family Theraphosidae.

    4. cookie1234 73 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I used to own a female Mexican red-leg tarantula for many years. She was great fun to watch; and the kids in the neighborhood certainly thought it was fascinating how she ate crickets. I like this one's chocolate rosy color! A beauty!

      P.S. Thanks for the comments and info on my red-tailed black squirrel. It's appreciated!

    5. stompromper 36 months ago | reply

      nice g.rosea :0)

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