Cheshire, United Kingdom
Posted Dec 09, 2012
The C. cyaneopubescens is a very attractive coloured spider, these truely are a stunning tarantula to own. This is not an aggressive T just misunderstood, they are docile but very skittish. I have never had a threat pose from any of mine and they rarely flick their urticulating hairs (although they are aggressive eaters). These spiders are mostly wanted due to there colours (iridescent blue, green carapace, and orangey/red hairs) on their abdomen, but these spiders arnt cheap to buy. They are also prolific webbers, and spend most their time sat on their web awaiting the next meal. I have never had any refuse a meal unless their in pre molt. This is a hardy T, making it easy to care for. Within the first year these grow to around 1.5-2inch and within 3 years get to around 4inch's, the adult size of these T's are 5inch. This species should be kept between 78-82F and the humidity should be 60%, these prefer a dryer substrate. Due to their skittish behaviour i would not recommend handling this T, and would advise anyone that is goin to buy one to have it as a display spider only. These are very quick spiders and if they feel threatened they will rather run than bite.