Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (Strand, 1907)

 

Green bottle blue (GBB, terrestrial)

Habitat: Venezuela (NW / urticating hairs)

Body length: ~ 7 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ 14 years, ♂ ~ 4 years

A spider that is often recommended for beginners. The GBB does not think too much of digging and weaves very large and extensive nets for it. The 8-legged being likes it bone dry and doesn't have high demands on its posture. It rarely hides and is a great eater! At times it is a bit impulsive, but by no means aggressive. The blue legs, the orange abdomen and the greenish carapace make the Chromatopelma an optical beauty. After the moults, it usually does some kind of gymnastics, and can certainly frighten the owner, as the position often resembles a death curl (e.g. in the pictures below).

current inventory: 0.1.2 (* 2019, 07.2020)

ID: 002, 007, 008

 
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