Octavia – Chilean Rose Tarantula

Large female spider, tolerant of nosey and excitable humans, Octavia is extremely docile as is common for this type of tarantula. It should be noted that this animal is venomous & that anyone who has a hypersensitivity to wasp/bee stings should be identified at any event – the venom has a similar effect upon the respiratory system & this group of people are inevitably more at risk of anaphylactic reaction.

Probably the most common tarantula in the pet trade, originating from Argentina and Bolivia as well as Chile. Well known for being relatively docile and non-aggressive as well as being fairly easy to care for in captivity. The tarantula’s diet consists of medium sized insects and grubs.  Chilean Rose females can live up to twenty years.