Chaco Golden Knee (Grammostola pulchripes)


  • Common name: Chaco Golden Knee
  • Scientific name: Grammostola pulchripes
  • Type: New world, terrestrial, burrowing
  • Temperature: 25 – 27°C
  • Humidity: 65 – 70%
  • Adult Size: 16 – 17cm
  • Current Size: Sling

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This species is one of the best species suitable for any beginner tarantula owner. The reason for this statement is because G. Pulchripes (formerly G. Aureostriata) has a very pleasing demeanour. They have a docile, calm and hardy nature which are essential characteristics for a starter tarantula.


Chaco Golden Knee Tarantulas can easily be identified by the striking golden stripes on each knee. They can grow leg spans up to 17cm measured diagonally, which makes them more desirable for beginners. They also are the fastest growing of the Grammostola genus and have a lifespan of over 5 years for males and over 15 years for females. Unlike most beginner tarantula species which has very little activity, this specie will keep itself busy. These little critters are mini-bulldozers.


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