Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula: Grammostola pulchripes
Distribution and Habitat
The Chaco golden knee tarantula is native to the grasslands of Argentina and Paraguay,
The Chaco golden knee tarantula is a ground-living species that burrows where it can. The Chaco golden knee’s natural habitat remains warm throughout the year, with dry spells alternating with periods of heavy rainfall.
The Chaco golden knee tarantula can be expected to reach between 20–22 cm (8.5 in). It bears long light-colored hairs all over its body and gold stripes on its legs, particularly at the “knees”.
No human is ever known to have died from a tarantula bite! A tarantula bite is no worse than a bee sting in terms of toxicity.
If a tarantula does feel threatened, it uses its hind legs to scrape barbed hairs from its abdomen and flings