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Chilean Rose Tarantula

Grammostola rosea


large tarantula, 10cm legtip to legtip, common in the pet trade, may live more than 20 years


temperate forest


I was shocked to see this large tarantula on the trunk of a tree as I hiked Nahuelbuta national park. It was more something I'd expect to see in the Amazon, not in a temperate forest.

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1 Comment

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Great spotting.

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VIII Región del Biobío, Chile

Lat: -37.71, Long: -73.19

Spotted on Mar 14, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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