How to Raise a Red Rose Spider


The red rose spider is native to Chile and likes to live in the desert. This spider has a docile temperament and is very adaptable. The price sold on the market is not expensive, and it is very suitable for novice breeding. With a catchy name, it is also the most popular pet spider in the insect market.

As the name suggests, the red rose spider has a dark red appearance and is very charming. It has low toxicity, but care should be taken when feeding it. Red rose spiders are docile in most situations and can be played with, but accidents cannot be ruled out.

The total length of the adult head and chest of the red rose spider is about 7-8cm, and the total length is about 10-15cm. In terms of color, except for a few species, hairy spiders are hermaphroditic. In terms of body size, female spiders are slightly larger than male spiders, but some species are quite different. To distinguish male and female spiders, it must be easier to tell the difference after the spiders have grown into adults or half adults.

There are two pairs of book lungs in the abdomen of the spider, and there is a slightly sunken horizontal strip in the middle of the front double book lungs, called the extragastric groove. In front of the extragastric groove is the opening of the genitals. The structure of the reproductive orifice of female spiders is not obvious, but the reproductive orifice of mature female spiders is specialized into a more rigid structure called the ecto-female organ. Even so, it's hard to tell apart, but it's clear from the shedding of the spider's shell. The most accurate judgment is that when the male spider matures, a sperm plug will appear on the end of the tentacle next to its fangs, and there will be a small protrusion on the tibia of the first pair of feet, while the female spider has neither of these structures.

Red rose spider living environment

The shape of the red rose spider is very charming, so many people choose glass boxes for viewing. Due to the large size of the red rose spider, when choosing a breeding box, you cannot only pay attention to the appearance of the box. The size of the box is the most important, and a large enough breeding box should be provided (generally 50×30×30cm).

Place clean sand or vermiculite in the breeding box, with a bedding thickness of 5 to 10 cm. Like other desert-dwelling animals, they do not require relatively high humidity (usually 70% around, at least 40% Or more). The trick is to place a damp sponge in a small, shallow, stable dish that regulates the temperature and humidity inside the terrarium and also absorbs spider droppings. It must also be provided with some hiding place, which can be done using twigs or coconut husks. It is best to choose a large fish tank for the breeding box, and arrange bonsai in it for easy viewing.

Each Chilean red rose spider should be raised independently in a covered breeding box, and the substrate can be covered with cactus mud with high sand content (you can buy it at the flower and bird market, if not, you can choose other soil or river sand can be used directly, But river sand should be sterilized before use), or mix sand and sterile soil, spread two to four inches thick and compact, place tree holes or small flower pots in breeding boxes as hiding places, and use saucers Provide water.

Requirements for temperature and humidity: The humidity for raising Chilean red rose spiders should be low, and the suitable humidity is about 70% or below; the suitable temperature is about 25-27 degrees Celsius, which can be lowered by about 3-5 degrees at night. Electric blankets can be used for heating in winter (except for individual differences, because spiders do not like light, it is not recommended to use lamps for heating), and thermal insulation equipment is not required in summer.

Red rose spider feeding knowledge

The red rose spider should be one of the easiest spiders to keep. Of course, careful care is essential. They are mild-mannered and will not attack people for no reason. They don't have excessive dietary needs and live a long life with an extraordinary ability to adapt.

The red rose spider has a very low venom, and while it's low, it shouldn't be taken lightly. Don't play with spiders casually. They are arthropods. It is still possible to bite people in a hurry. Unless you are allergic, the venom is generally harmless to humans.

It should be reminded that raising red rose spiders requires a pair of long tweezers and a water bottle. The purpose of the tweezers is to feed, clean up debris and feces, take care of internal hygiene, and the water bottle is used for replenishment or watering. The second is that the environment of the red rose spider needs water, so it is necessary to put a water basin in its breeding box and spray water in it to ensure humidity. Most hairy spiders don't like moist air, so a sprayer is not recommended, but a watering can with large holes. If you can't find a watering can, you can use a plastic water bottle with a small hole instead.