1 Question for people with a chilean rose hair

TarantulaMan

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did your rose hair get longer than 5.5 inches???

mine is 5 right now and I think she is about to molt but if she does I will be shocked.:eek:
 

skinheaddave

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Although I have not measured them precisely, my two guaranteed mature females are both under 5.5", as is my third female, who I suspect is not mature.

Cheers,
Dave
 

jwb121377

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I have one thats about at the 5.5" mark. I don't think she'll get much bigger though.
 

Immortal_sin

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I had a humongous female that I gave to a friend of mine, her name is Giganta! She was over 6", but I doubt that that is anywhere near the norm for them!
 

Botar

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I just had two G. roseas both eat pinkies. I received them last week and they have been eating non-stop. I wouldn't be too concerned about yours not eating... they can go for quite some time without food. Do not leave prey items in the enclosure if it is not eating. I believe I saw on another post that you'd put some orb weaving spiders in there as well... although I don't speak from experience, I wouldn't do that. I'm sure someone else may be able to give you some more definitive advice on that matter.
 

galeogirl

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The G. rosea I have now is just an sling, but the first one I ever owned was a female who was approximately 5.7 or 5.8 before her death.
 

TarantulaMan

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ok

I guess its not that big of an issue if it stops eating but I want it to eat because it hasnt ate in a long time, and when shee starts eating again can she get fed a pinky or wait till she getts bigger if she does?
 

JacenBeers

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You could try it but there are no guarantees. Mine readily attacks and devours live vertebrates like defenseless frogs and once she ate a goldfish and that was pretty shocking. Try it and let us know how it worked out. I wouldnt fret though if she doesnt eat. They can fast for a long time. It isnt harmful.
 

kosh

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i have a mature male G. rosea and he measures a little over 5 inches....this is approximate as i am not going to attempt to hold him down and stretch him out to full length to measure him for sure......unless someone has a foolproof procedure for measuring a T's full length without hurting the spider and/or the spider hurting me!!!
 

Wade

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G. rosea is an unpredictable spider. I have an old female (she was adult when I purchased her 11 years ago). Her molts are very irregular, often skipping a year. She generally feeds well for the first 2-4 months following a molt, but then, nada. No food for months and months.

I bred her a few years ago, and still have a few of her offspring. These are much more voracious, but most are still growing. One I gave to a friend matured and was a male. He was bred to his female, and I recieved some of the slings (my females grandchildren), so I now have 3 generations of G. rosea!

Just because it's so darn easy to attach photos here :D , Here's a pic of her, my first tarantula, by the way. Photo taken by Art Evans. Incidently, Art used annother pic of her in one of his "Reptiles" magazine articles.

Wade
 
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