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Greenbottle Blue Tarantula

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Breeder,
Bred invertebrate myself,
Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

2/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to keep

5/5

Health

5/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

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United States

Posted Jul 14, 2014

If you want color and ease of keeping, and still want to stay within a budget for your spider, look no further than the GBB. These are very popular in the hobby, as they are extremely brightly colored, have amazing appetites, are very easy to care for and grow rather quickly.

One thing to note - even though this species comes from Venezuela, they come from a higher elevation, and therefore, are used to a drier climate. They will die very quickly if kept too wet. They are one of the few species that even as spiderlings, should be kept almost bone dry - their moisture will come primarily from their prey items.

GBBs are skittish and fast, but some will tolerate handling. They are more apt to flick hairs in defense rather than bite.

Breeding GBBs can be rather difficult. This is one species where females are well known for cannibalizing males before any mating occurs. If breeding is a long term goal, I advise purchasing several spiderlings to raise up so that multiple males and females will be available to the hobbyist for the endeavor.

GBBs are also one of the best webbers in the hobby. They prefer a semi-arboreal environment, with room to climb. They will cover the entire enclosure, and all the decor in it, with intricate web tunnels.

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