Second photo. “Is this a gramastola?
More tawny in person.
Second photo I posted of same spider. “Terry”. Don’t know what happened to other photo. She ? Webs a bit. 3-3 1/2 inches across. Hides half the time in log.
Rescued. Unknown age/species. Does not burrow.
Gramastola porteri? Chilean Rose?
G. Rosea ? Same thing? Research is confusing. Pretty sure porteri. Funny I named her Terry! LOL
Do you know where she came from?
No. Original owner left the state, giving Terry to a person who ignored her. I did a lot of research since I posted her photo and am pretty sure she’s a Grammastola proteri. Some would say G. rosea. Chilean Rose, common name. Looks darker in natural light. Some debate about whether they are different species or just differ in color expression due to region of Andes found. Behavior and markings/size have me convinced she’s a G. “proteri”. Nice adorable pet puppy with 8 legs! Thanks for your interest!
Thanks for adopting her! The World Spider Catalog (free online) gives the most recent decisions of current taxonomy. They might lag behind a bit like all modern biology sources because genetic testing raises new debates and changes. The best human source for tarantula ID is Rick West. He’s a top World expert and contributer to our site. He is retired from tarantula research but is taking clients for identification of gender and species of pet tarantulas. You should be able to find him by googling him. There are others who use this site who may still be able to help… Read more »
Thank you for the great info! Terry enjoyed a nice worm yesterday and did a happy dance!