Gramastola rosea

Dorittos

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my friend believes this is a Gramastola rosea and after much comparing to other pics i believe she is, i got her from a really crappy pet shop i felt sorry at how bad caged they had her >< she is my first "T" and she is extremely docile has not once bared her fangs or any thing i picked up some things about the Gramastola rosea online but if any one would like to give advise on the "T" pleas do so ty =)




her finished cage and i toned down the light as i discovered there more active in the night





 

squeaky10199

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well it looks like you ahve a male on your hands... Hope its happy with a new home!!:D
 

YearsOfDecay

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Definately a Rosie there!!!! What I would be inclined to suggest is lose the wood/bark chips you have there on the substrate, it has been known to cause injury, also Rose's don't like wet/too damp substrate so try to keep it as dry as possible or else they'll start to climb the walls of the enclosure and being a terrestrial species, they're not the greatest climbers so could easily fall. Just use a water dish with a few stones in it to stop food items from drowning and when you fill it, overflow it a little into the substrate and that'll be fine for maintaining humidity :)
 

squeaky10199

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my bad, from the first pic it looked like your rosie has really long legs, and not the big of an abdomen, usually females are much bulkier in the butt... But i jus realized in one of the pics, it doesnt have boxing gloves... THeo nly way you would be able to tell is if it had hooks underneath the first true legs and the first hand like legs would be like boxing gloves.. :D
 

KoriTamashii

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Also looks rather male to me. Need better pics that more clearly show the palps.

But yes. Lose the wood chips, and make it a 'ground-dweller-friendly' enclosure. G. rosea are terrestrial, meaning they live on the ground. It is likely if you provide too much room between the lid and the substrate, the tarantula will fall and perhaps fatally injure itself.

Try some Eco Earth, and fill it to within 3-4" of the top of the enclosure. If you have made the mistake of purchasing an arboreal-type setup (such as a zoo-med/Zilla front-opening reptile cage), you will likely want to acquire a different enclosure. A large Kritter Keeper would work just fine, or you could pick up a five or ten gallon tank.

Hope this helps!
 

Dorittos

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Also looks rather male to me. Need better pics that more clearly show the palps.

But yes. Lose the wood chips, and make it a 'ground-dweller-friendly' enclosure. G. rosea are terrestrial, meaning they live on the ground. It is likely if you provide too much room between the lid and the substrate, the tarantula will fall and perhaps fatally injure itself.

Try some Eco Earth, and fill it to within 3-4" of the top of the enclosure. If you have made the mistake of purchasing an arboreal-type setup (such as a zoo-med/Zilla front-opening reptile cage), you will likely want to acquire a different enclosure. A large Kritter Keeper would work just fine, or you could pick up a five or ten gallon tank.

Hope this helps!
that helped allot! and the cage is a old 20 gallon tank we had
that i just flipped up vertically figured the G. rosea would not need huge amounts of space and that would save me some space for some thing else lol thank you!

By the way... for future reference, it's spelled Grammostola.
oops hahaha thank you for correcting me on that {D
 
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