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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.
Owners say:
large, awesome colours, wonderful display spider, extremely docile animal, eye popping coloration
temperament problems, expensive species, aggressive tarantulas, experienced spider collectors
dryer substrate, prolific webbers, semi aboral spider, heat pads, aggressive striking position
Overall review
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4.5 (20)
The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula - Chromatopelma cyaneo...
Review by: RobWedderburn (84) December 15, 2015 01:02
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In the hobby we use the acronym GBB to refer to this ...
Review by: Athravan (78) June 16, 2015 02:43
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This Tarantula species is spectacularly stunning. It'...
Review by: VapinOnCloud9 (31) April 14, 2015 14:57
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This is a really Beautiful and a great T to own. They...
Review by: Nickalick (1) December 21, 2014 00:13
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What a beautiful species. Way back when I first star...
Review by: EponymousDrew (10) September 10, 2014 20:37
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The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula
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Greenbottle Blue Tarantula Handling
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