chaco golden knee turantula

Chaco Golden Knee Turantula

Grammostola pulchripes


Description

The Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula is a large variety of spider. It is black or dark brown in color and has yellow markings around the knee joints.

Size

Adult Chaco Golden Knee Tarantulas have a 7" legspan.

Adaptations

Diet

In the wild, tarantulas eat insects and other arthropods. Cosley Zoo's tarantula is fed crickets and mealworms.

Reproduction

Mating can occur any time of year. After mating, the female lays 100-500 eggs in a silk capsule. The young hatch about 6 weeks later.

Shelter and Space Needs

This type of tarantula is native to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. It is a burrowing species.

Life Expectancy

In captivity, males live to be 5-10 years old, while females live 20-25 years. Little is known about the lifespan of wild tarantulas.

Importance to Man

Spiders make up an important part of the food chain by helping to control populations of insects, including some that prey on farmers' crops.

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