They originate from Chile, where they live in the driest deserts on earth. Chile, no longer exports animals and captive bred Chile Rose have become popular pets, due to their large size, hardiness and docile nature. The rose name refers to their coat of reddish-orange to pink hairs. They are a long-term pet. The females can live for 15-20 years and can have 500 spiderlings at a time. After breeding the male dies.
Tarantulas don't make webs but all spiders produce silk that is elastic and powerful. It has properties that prevent it from drying out and avert bacteria and fungus from growing on it. A high-tech fabric made from spider silk could be used for soldiers uniforms. It is lightweight and potentially rip-proof.