rose haired have a brown body but the cephalothorax is colored a slight metallic pink (where they get their name). males have more pink coloration than females 8 legs and two pedipalps that are used as “arms” 8 tiny eyes (capable of little more than distinguishing light and dark) molt to increase size fangs which have a pulpy liquid that allows the spider to kill, absorb, and digest the body of its prey.
4 ½ to 5 ½ inches
tarantulas are solitary
males 7-8 years; Females 20-25 years
crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, roaches, pinkie mice, and sometimes other tarantulas, frogs, and spiders
tarantulas usually give off several warnings before biting
one of their warnings is flicking off hairs from their abdomen into their predator’s skin (causing irritation); this is why their abdomens sometimes have a bald patch
Adult (13 and over)$9.00
Child (3 - 12)$5.25
Child (2 and under)Free
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
2320 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603