Welcome to TarantulaVilla! Today, we’ll be discussing one of the most fascinating tarantula species in the hobby, the Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens. Commonly known as the Greenbottle Blue tarantula, this species is popular among enthusiasts due to its unique coloration, hardiness, and active behavior.

The Greenbottle Blue tarantula belongs to the family Theraphosidae and is native to the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela. It was first described by Schmidt in 1995 and is classified under the genus Chromatopelma.

This species inhabits the semi-arid regions of Venezuela and prefers living in abandoned burrows and crevices. They have adapted well to living in captivity and can be kept in enclosures with a substrate of coconut fiber, a hide, and a water dish.

Size and Longevity:
Greenbottle Blue tarantulas are medium-sized, with a leg span of around 5 inches (12.7 cm) and a body length of about 2 inches (5 cm). Females of this species can live for up to 10 years in captivity with proper care.

The Greenbottle Blue tarantula is known for its fast and active behavior, making it a fascinating species to observe. They are also known for their web-spinning abilities and can create intricate, elaborate webs in their enclosures. This species is generally considered to be docile, but they can be defensive if they feel threatened.

Place in the Hobby:
The Greenbottle Blue tarantula is a popular species in the tarantula hobby due to its striking blue and green coloration, active behavior, and hardiness. They are relatively easy to care for and are a great choice for both beginner and experienced keepers.

Fun Facts:

  • The Greenbottle Blue tarantula has a unique defense mechanism where it will rub its abdomen with its hind legs to dislodge urticating hairs that can cause irritation or a rash.
  • The coloration of the Greenbottle Blue tarantula can vary depending on its environment, with specimens from different regions having slightly different hues of blue and green.
  • This species has become so popular in the hobby that it has been nicknamed the “GBB” by enthusiasts.

The Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens or Greenbottle Blue tarantula is a fascinating and beautiful species that has captured the attention of tarantula enthusiasts worldwide. Their unique coloration, active behavior, and hardiness make them a great addition to any collection, and their place in the hobby is well-deserved.

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