The Chaco Golden Knee tarantula (Grammostola Pulchripe) is a large breed of new world tarantula. It is found commonly in the grasslands of South America in places such as Argentina. The female of the species can live up to the grand old age of 20 years old and maybe more if well cared for. Thus this needed to be taken into consideration by a potential owner. The male having a much shorter life span of around five years. In their natural habitat is it not known how long their lifespan is. It is shadowy brown in colour with impressive golden yellow bands around the knee joints and down the legs Fair coloured hairs distinguishable against the dark base cover the body and legs. With an impressive leg span of up to 8.5 inches it is a gentle giant. The Chaco Golden Knee tarantula has a laid back temperament and generally easy to handle, this making it a good choice for beginners. The female of the species generally keeps this gentle temperament, however the male after reaching maturity has the tendency to turn aggressive.