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Alonso - 2012-12-18
I just bought a G. rosea, but I see that she is actually very small. Her legspan is like 7 cm, but the web page tells me that this spider has actually 4 years. What's their actual adult size? They have such a slow-growing rate? Or is it just impossible for my spider to be 4 years old? Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-18
    5 inches is normally 4 years old.  Yours is much younger I would have to say.  7cm is probably 2 or 3 years old..
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Anonymous - 2012-12-13
help, I've had my Chilean rose for over a year, she stopped eating approx 3 mths ago. last month (late oct) she moulted, since then she still hasn't eaten and now seems lethargic and is having trouble walking. this morning she was upside down in her water dish, although still alive I fear she's close to death. any ideas???

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-13
    They do usually molt upside down.  How is the temp and humidity?  May starting to hibernate?
  • Angie Fell - 2012-12-17
    She has already molted, she hasn't eaten for months, I think she's dehydrated. I set up spider icu, she looks a tiny bit better but that's all. Haven't found her upside down again but still not eating and still not walking properly.
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rachel - 2011-08-25
i was at my sisters house earlier,an she stepped out her front door,an stepped on a oklahoma brown tarantula,or it looks just like this one. Well her lil 3 or 4 month old puppy run out the door an ate it. Few minutes later he began foaming at the mouth an tring to vomit,what should I do for him? will he be ok?

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  • Curtis - 2012-12-15
    get it to the vet immediately because tarantula have irritating hairs that could kill the dog
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-15
    If it were a mature dog it would not be a big deal at all.  The hairs would just irrate its throat.  He should be fine but a vet visit is a good idea.  In many countries people consume tarantulas.
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Logan Olson - 2012-04-30
Just got a Mombasa Baboon and set up her amazing enviroment in a 55 gal tank. She will be very happy here and sure enough a day or two after i bought her she has gone and started to molt. My other T did the same thing years ago as she grew up in a small cage and the moment she was able to stretch out she molted. Looking forward to this very aggressive T and watching her grow up for years to come.

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  • hankypanky56 - 2012-07-02
    Your post looks great except for the 55 gallon tank, maybe you meant 5 gallons that would be more reasonable.
  • h.s. oflaherty - 2012-12-04
    Just wanted to say I bought my baboon and set 'her' up in 5 gal. tank. The spider was not bigger than a half inch around. When I put her into the tank I thought I was ripped off as didn't see it. Could not find cricket small enought to feed her. Was at least two months before I saw her for first molt. She is 9 months old now and her body length (not legs) is 2 and one quarter inches long!! Very orange, very agressive when provoked (do that to see if she stands up to her rep. and she does. Her fangs are about 1/4 inch long! Let me know how yours is doing. They live a long time so we might talk a few times. Good luck.... steve
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Animal-World info on Rose-haired Tarantula
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Grace Collins and mom - 2012-12-03
My daughter and I have a rosehair tarantula. It is spinning a web in the corner of its cage. I am afraid the cage has a bit of mold around its water dish an I now no I don't have enough soil in her pen as well. My question is should I interrupt her right away an clean the mold and add more soil or just let her be. I believe she is getting ready to molt and I'm worried about her getting sick from the mold. I always clean the top soil about once a week but the bit of mold I at first thought was her webbing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. We are new with spiders and have only had her about two months.She is a very hardy eater and has close to doubled in her size almost two thirds of a balled up fist. Please reply.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-03
    You say the rose hair is in he corner spinning a web?  If she is in the corner, then just pick up the wter dish to clean it and gently add the aditional soil you need to (not around the rose-hair).  Clean the dish of mold and back in action.  It shouldn't really dirupt the rose-hair if you go slow.
  • Grace Collins and mom - 2012-12-03
    Thankyou for your quick reply. I thought it would be fine.  I just didn't want to desturb her while she is reading herself to molt. Thanks again your friend and spider enthusiast. P.S. we also have alovely ball python an a wonderful pet rat. Thanks again.Gracie.
  • Grace Collins and mom - 2012-12-03
    Thankyou for your quick reply. I thought it would be fine I just didn't want to desturb her while she is reading herself to molt. Thanks again your friend and spider enthusiast. P.S. we also have alovely ball python an awonderful pet rat. Thanks again.Gracie.
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deirdre - 2012-11-28
I've just got a new female rose and I'd like to know how venomous they are? Would I need hospital treatment if she did bite me? I'm new to this so any advise would be a gr8 help

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-28
    It is a sting - I have been told (I have not been bitten) but similar to a bee sting.  Where a person can run into problems is if they allergic.  Otherwise it just hurt locally and you should wash it off with a betadine or anticeptic solution, put some ice on it and go on back for another try. 
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Eddie Douglass - 2012-11-26
My Rose Hair 'Subie' was fine in her coconut shell, after she molted we got her a bigger cave like dwelling, (she got bigger)now she wont go in.........should I wait or put her coconut back? First time parent here, any help please appreciated, I searched everywhere. Thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-27
    If you have the room, I'd put both in and let her get used to the new larger one as she wishes on her time frame.  She can use the coconut in the interim.  A little security.
  • Eddie Douglass - 2012-11-27
    Thank you Charlie................will do.
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william blood - 2012-11-26
I have a pink toe (got it from a pet store) that has laid eggs and I've read all about raising but can't find out how long u must keep the spiders befor giving them away (or selling)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-27
    The eggs hatch in about 8 weeks.  I'd give it another two weeks after that to make sure they are all eating crickets and then you should be able to seel or give them away. 
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Tina - 2012-11-23
My son and daughter-in-law have a rose haired and right now the front left leg is just curled under the body and won't walk on it at all why is this?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-24
    Gosh that's a little unusual. The legs will curl when they go into a molt, but being just one leg, I'm wondering if it was hurt. As long as it eats and can still get around, when it does molt the leg should hopefully get back to normal.
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luke gravett - 2012-11-20
i own a bradlyselma smithi or more commonly known as the red knee tarantula and the funny thing i found out is when you place a insect on the palm of your hand the tarantula will ran at it and strike it, and when you do this it will come to you and if you do this a certain amount of times the tarantula will become comfortable with your palm and will walk towards it searching for food, it will recognise your hand immediatly. i would recomend wearing a glove for the first few times as the tarantula may mistake your finger for a insect.

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