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Greenbottle Blue Tarantula

Greenbottle Blue Tarantula


Other name(s):
 Green Bottle Blue Tarantula;
GBB; Venezuelan Bottlebrush Tarantula;
Venezuelan Greenbottle Blue Tarantula;
Orange Bottlebrush Tarantula

Scientific name: Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

Habitat:  The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula is a colorful New World terrestrial species which is native to desert and scrubland areas of northern Venezuela. GBB's dig burrows under tree roots and bushes and create webs at their burrow entrance, which serve both as protection and also to catch prey.

The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula was first exported from Venezuela for the pet trade in 1993. They are a desirable species because of their handsome coloration, though they are a quick tarantula, and will throw urticating hairs when frightened or agitated.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
large, favorite tarantula species, uniquely colorful spider, wonderful display spider, awesome colours
Challenging:
temperament problems, expensive species, aggressive tarantulas, experienced spider collectors
Interesting:
aggressive striking position, heat pads, prolific webbers, semi aboral spider, dryer substrate
Overall review
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4.5 (14)
ManoftheNorth
When asked what kind of spider would be good to own f...
Review by: ManoftheNorth (80) April 13, 2014 17:35
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5.00
MikeSoares
As we all know Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens as know ...
Review by: MikeSoares (11) February 19, 2014 13:45
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 comment
3 photos
Alan Jose Fleming
Awesome colours, these guys hail from northern venezu...
Review by: Alan Jose Fleming (29) July 19, 2013 08:18
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4.00
Azrick
I've only had her for a little while but she looks aw...
Review by: Azrick (0) February 13, 2013 19:04
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 comment
1 photo
MTMSpiders
The C. cyaneopubescens is a very attractive coloured ...
Review by: MTMSpiders (8) updated December 09, 2012 09:59
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
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The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula
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Handling (1 video)
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Greenbottle Blue Tarantula Handling
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