Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

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Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula

Grammostola rosea
Tarantulas are primitive spiders that ambush and pounce on live prey instead of trapping victims with sticky silken webs, as do many modern spiders. Many tarantulas do use silk, however, as trip-lines to detect prey movement, to line their burrows or retreats, and protectively pad and cover their egg cases.
Fact file:

Lifespan: Female - more than 20 yrs, Male - 1 yr

Ecological Role: Predator

Habitat: Tropical forest

Prey: Insects, small lizards and rodents

Current Range: Chile