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Greenbottle Blue Tarantula
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Common Name:  Greenbottle Blue Tarantula

Other Common Names:  none listed

Scientific Name:  Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens  (Full Taxonomy)


Origin or Range:  Venezuela

Relative Size:  Average  
    (as compared to other tarantulas)

Average Lifespan:  ??? year(s)

Compatibility:  Relatively Non-Aggressive   
    (as compared to other tarantulas)

Category:  Arachnids » Tarantulas
Animal Description:  

The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula is commonly found in the forest and brush areas along the Paraguara River in Venezuela. They are non-aggressive, yet are rather nervous and should not be handled.

Happiest at warm temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, Greenbottle Blue Tarantulas prefer humidity of 50-60% rather than the higher temperatures required by other arboreal species. They are semi-arboreal, building webbed enclosures close to the ground. They also may burrow a few inches underground. They are difficult to breed, as the males are rather small and very nervous around females. Males generally live two to five years, while females can live for up to twelve years. In the wild, they feed on small vertebrates and invertebrates. In captivity, they usually eat large crickets or medium cockroaches.

One of the most brightly colored tarantulas, the Greenbottle Blue Tarantula has blue legs, a green carapace and a bright red or orange abdomen. The average leg span is 6" for females, 4.5" for males, with babies being about a half an inch. Adults weigh about 1 ounce.

Specific Care Information: Relative Care Ease: Uncertain

This spider should not be handled. They are very skittish. While their venom is not very toxic to humans, some people are quite allergic to it.

Greenbottle Blue Tarantulas should be kept at temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit with 40 to 60% humidity. The substrate, a mixture of peat and vermiculite, should be moist, but never too damp. Spiderlings need higher humidity, but high humidity can be fatal to adults.

Adults should be kept in 5-gallon tanks with several inches of peat moss/vermiculite mix and some shelters for hiding. The spiderlings should be kept in pill bottles with the same peat moss mix for the first couple months, then in deli cups until they are mature. Make sure that the adult tarantulas cannot climb up the side of their tank, as a fall can be fatal.

The tarantulas should be fed prey smaller than the length of its body. Spiderlings can be fed min-meal worms, while adults can be fed large crickets, anole lizards, super worms and pinkie & fuzzy mice. They should be fed a couple of large prey once a week. Adults can survive without food for as much as three months.

Breeding and Propagation: Relative Breeding Ease: Uncertain

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Thursday, 2 April 2015