Meet Rose

DSC_0859Meet Rose, the tarantula!

Initially I don’t understand why this one year old, male tarantula was named Rose.

But my student (below) tried to explain in English why it’s named Rose. 

“My mother gave to me… a gift!”

Ok, no further questions.   😀

But I’m guessing that this is the Chilean Rose Tarantula. I’m not sure though as this is the first tarantula I dared to see or examine closely and photograph. I am not a tarantula enthusiast or so inclined to crawlies, spiders, caterpillars, bugs and the likes 😀 I just had the nerve to take a photo because it looked calm and harmful as long as I’m few inches away. Besides my student assured me that it moves quite slow so it’s ok to take a photo 😀

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The  proud tarantula lover, Peragarn, who pets Rose during class discussion (below).  This made me annoyed at first so he hid it under his desk immediately knowing that I confiscate things when they don’t pay attention. But yeah, I only confiscate ‘things’ not tarantulas! 😀

So when our time was up, he showed me his pet and he fed this arachnid with worms.

And speaking of worms, I hate worms! I’d rather stare at tarantulas than take a glance at worms!

So he never let me see those tiny crawlies, just this tarantula for a pose!

😀

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18 thoughts on “Meet Rose

  1. I’ll take your word for it (or your student’s word) that this type of tarantula is not an aggressive nor venomous one. I am very wary of spiders and this large hairy one gives me the creeps! I suppose, one could try to find beauty in them….

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    1. Thank you!
      Many of my students have unusual gifts from their parents on their birthdays. Few weeks ago, one got an orange gecko and the other a snake! Everyday I see students playing with hamster or squirrels! Weird!

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    1. Right!
      Scared at the same time amazed that tarantulas can be pets and some bizarre people are willing to pay a price just to keep them inside their homes. In some areas in Thailand, they fry tarantulas, eat or sell them! Amazing Thailand, indeed!

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