I was getting crickets and they had this Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula for $30 including the cage so I had to get her. She's about 3" I suppose.
I know the bark is bad for them and I will swap it out for peat once she settles in. Right now she's been hiding her face like that for an hour or so since we got home. She was active at the store and I'm sure she enjoyed the pot-holey roads on the ride home. I'm not gonna pester her and make her get out and walk around tonight. On tues/wed I will clean the cage out real well and set up a proper substrate pad, rearrange the den wood and add some silk plant leaves and see if I can get some good pics of her wandering about.
They were using cricket water or a nasty cotton wad in her water dish, not sure what it was, it was gross and I didn't touch it. I've dumped that and put in plain fresh water. I will try and acquire an aquarium safe river rock pebble for the water dish. For now it's not filled too deep, just enough (1/2 cm) that she can reach in and get some water on her palps if she wants to drink.
For Massmorels or anyone else in the know: Is that white perlite looking thing a food bolus or a T poopie?