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Animal Category: 
Common Name: 
Chilean rose tarantula
Scientific Name: 
Grammostola rosea
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The Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea), also known as the Chilean flame tarantula, Chilean fire tarantula or the Chilean red-haired tarantula or the Chilean rose hair tarantula (depending on the colour morph), originates in the northern Atacama Desert region of Chile, where it lives in the driest deserts on earth. G. rosea is a common pet of tarantula rearers. Females have been known to live as long as 15–20 years, but due to the limited time they have been available on the market (and hence for extensive study) it is possible that they may live considerably longer than 20 years.