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Chilean Rose Tarantula

(engl: Chilean Rose Tarantula)

More harmless than their call 

Chilean Rose Tarantulas are the biggest spiders in the world. Tarantulas, however, have weak poison and therefore jump their prey to overwhelm them with physical strength and their strong mouths. For humans, however, they are usually harmless.

Tropical biodiversity 

There are about 600 known species of bird spiders in the tropics, with many found in South and Central America. Around 200 species, have not yet been discovered. Some species can reach over 20 years of age!



Vogelspinne, Foto: Tom Burger
Vogelspinne, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Rote Chile-Vogelspinne
Verbreitungsgebiet: Rote Chile-Vogelspinne
Scientific Surname Grammostola rosea
Order Araneae
Family Theraphosidae
Size bis 8 cm
Distribution Chile, Bolivia
Habitat forest
Food Insects, Invertebrates, small mammals
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