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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, awesome colours, wonderful display spider, extremely docile animal, eye popping coloration
Challenging:
temperament problems, expensive species, aggressive tarantulas, experienced spider collectors
Interesting:
dryer substrate, prolific webbers, semi aboral spider, heat pads, aggressive striking position
Overall review
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4.5 (16)
EponymousDrew
What a beautiful species. Way back when I first star...
Review by: EponymousDrew (7) 4 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
HeartlandInvert
If you want color and ease of keeping, and still want...
Review by: HeartlandInvert (40) July 14, 2014 14:53
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3.75
1 photo
ManoftheNorth
When asked what kind of spider would be good to own f...
Review by: ManoftheNorth (83) April 13, 2014 17:35
  • Currently 100
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
  • Currently 100
4.00
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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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