Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens | Green bottle Blue Tarantula

Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens

Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens

How to care for a Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens

Green bottle Blue TarantulaThe Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens also known as the Green bottle Blue Tarantula, is a very colorful species of tarantula. As you can see with the picture to the left, its vibrant and vivid colors such as the metallic blue legs and the orange abdomen makes it hard to miss. It’s no wonder this beautiful species is also known as the Greenbottle blue. Originating from very harsh and dry climate from the desert areas of northern Venezuela, Paraguana, it has developed a very hardy character. This hardy nature coupled with its striking colors makes it an ideal beginner tarantula. One thing to keep in mind thou is that these species of tarantulas can be a little skittish due to their nature. Thus, only confident beginners who wont panic when these skittish spiders move should consider them as pets. When the Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens is in its natural habitat, they often times make webbings around the entrances of their enclosure, almost tunnel like. These webs serve as a form of protection against the harsh weathers and even serves as a form of trapping their prey in it. The recommended substrate for these tarantulas is shredded coconut fiber, also known as coir. However, if this is not available, top soil or peat works just as fine. Temperatures for these species are between 70 – 78 degrees F. Humidity should range around 60%, since the Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens prefer humidity of lower levels due to originating from drier climates. Humidity of this level can usually be achieved by providing a very shallow water dish. One thing to note however with these species is that it is very skittish, and thus not recommend for handling. For a fall for any tarantula could potentially rupture their abdomens and result in a painful loss of a great pet. Nevertheless, the Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens makes a great display species since it stays out in  the open, unlike other recommend species like the Brachypelma Albopilosum and the Brachypelma Smithi. Another thing to note is that they are fairly active and they create these wonderful silk retreats (as you will see in the video below), they will not hesitate to fill most of their retreat with webbing. So do not be surprised when majority of your enclosure is filled with it! If you are one of those that enjoy feeding your tarantula, you will be happy to find out that these are voracious feeders and young spiders will even take food as big as themselves. In general, this can be great beginner tarantula, but please be wary if you want to handle one (our stance on this is always no to handling) since these are skittish and a fall can result in a ruptured abdomen and will prove fatal.

Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens care sheet

Difficulty: Beginner
Type: Semi-Arboreal (Tree & Land dwelling)
Food: Spiderlings will eat crickets, and smaller insects (insect must be at most 3/4 of the spiderlings size).Adults will eat crickets, insects as large as themselves.
Maximum Size: 4 – 4.5 inches
Growth Rate: Medium Speed
Temperament: Docile, Nervous and Skittish
Lifespans: Males: (3 –  4 years) Females: (12 – 13) years

 source: wiki, tarans

Check out this Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens in Action

Here’s a video of a Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens in his new terrarium

Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens   Green bottle Blue Tarantula

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