Grammostola pulchripes (Chaco Golden Knee)

This very popular tarantula has some fantastic qualities.  It makes a great display spider because of the beautiful patterns and coloration it sports, it stays out in the open most of the time, and it is one of the more active tarantulas.  It is known to move things around and rearrange its habitat, especially as a juvenile.  This species is also one of the most docile tarantulas available.  Its calm demeanor, slower movements, and hardiness make it appealing to beginner and advanced collectors alike.


New world. Opportunistic burrower
Size: 7-8”
Growth Rate: Medium
Natural Habitat: Argentina, Paraguay, Uraguay
Housing Needs: Terrestrial setup with burrow or hide available.
Temperament: Calm and docile.