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Grammostola

The small genus is a group of docile and meek spiders who are usually hairy. It is because of their temperament, they are kept as pets.

Grammostola Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Grammostola actaeon Grammostola alticeps Grammostola andreleetzi
Grammostola anthracina Grammostola borelli Grammostola burzaquensis
Grammostola chalcothrix Grammostola diminuta Grammostola doeringi
Grammostola gossei Grammostola grossa Grammostola iheringi
Grammostola inermis Grammostola mendozae Grammostola monticola
Grammostola porteri Brazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) Grammostola pulchripes
Grammostola quirogai Rose Hair Tarantula (Grammostola rosea) Grammostola vachoni

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females are 7-9 in (17.7-22.8 cm), and males have a smaller body with longer legs.

Color: Some species have jet black coloration, while some sport brown, grey, and sometimes dual colorations. Many species have pink or orange hairs.

Other Characteristic Features: These spiders usually have a hairy body.

Eggs

Around 500 eggs are laid in a sac by female spiders. The number of eggs depends on each species.

Spiderlings

Some spiders go through molting phases before adulthood.

The Web

These tarantula spiders do not make any kind of webs, other than the sperm web that is used for reproduction.

Are Spiders of Grammostola Venomous

These spiders hold mild venom that is not usually fatal for humans, but medical assistance should always be availed, in case of a spider bite.

Quick Facts

Distribution Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay
Habitat Scrub, dessert areas, and grassland
Diet Invertebrate
Lifespan Males: 5-6 years
Females: 20-25 years

Did You Know

  • Some of the species of this genus like Grammostola rosea and Grammostola pulchripes are considered as good pets.
  • Since these spiders do not like to stay in dry places, if their cage (for pet species) gets wet, they will risk their lives and stand on the “tiptoe” condition as long as they can to avoid contact with the damp surface.

Image Credits: etsy.com

The small genus is a group of docile and meek spiders who are usually hairy. It is because of their temperament, they are kept as pets.

Grammostola Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Grammostola actaeon Grammostola alticeps Grammostola andreleetzi
Grammostola anthracina Grammostola borelli Grammostola burzaquensis
Grammostola chalcothrix Grammostola diminuta Grammostola doeringi
Grammostola gossei Grammostola grossa Grammostola iheringi
Grammostola inermis Grammostola mendozae Grammostola monticola
Grammostola porteri Brazilian Black Tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) Grammostola pulchripes
Grammostola quirogai Rose Hair Tarantula (Grammostola rosea) Grammostola vachoni

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females are 7-9 in (17.7-22.8 cm), and males have a smaller body with longer legs.

Color: Some species have jet black coloration, while some sport brown, grey, and sometimes dual colorations. Many species have pink or orange hairs.

Other Characteristic Features: These spiders usually have a hairy body.

Eggs

Around 500 eggs are laid in a sac by female spiders. The number of eggs depends on each species.

Spiderlings

Some spiders go through molting phases before adulthood.

The Web

These tarantula spiders do not make any kind of webs, other than the sperm web that is used for reproduction.

Are Spiders of Grammostola Venomous

These spiders hold mild venom that is not usually fatal for humans, but medical assistance should always be availed, in case of a spider bite.

Quick Facts

Distribution Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay
Habitat Scrub, dessert areas, and grassland
Diet Invertebrate
Lifespan Males: 5-6 years
Females: 20-25 years

Did You Know

  • Some of the species of this genus like Grammostola rosea and Grammostola pulchripes are considered as good pets.
  • Since these spiders do not like to stay in dry places, if their cage (for pet species) gets wet, they will risk their lives and stand on the “tiptoe” condition as long as they can to avoid contact with the damp surface.

Image Credits: etsy.com

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