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Name: Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens or the Green Bottle Blue tarantula has Greek and Latin roots meaning “colored”, “foot”, “cyan/greenish-blue”, and “fuzzy hair”, making its scientific name one of the most accurately descriptive of any tarantula species.
Recommended Enclosure Size & Setup: C. cyaneopubescens is a terrestrial spider that will mostly stay above ground. Some consider this species to be “semi arboreal,” as in the wild they like to hang out in low-lying plants and live mostly in web tunnels of their own build.
While these guys like to hang out a bit above the surface if given the chance, due to their heavy terrestrial build, it is still not recommended to give more than twice the spider’s diagonal leg span for head space above the surface of the substrate. Their enclosure should have enough room horizontally for three times the spider’s diagonal leg span going either way, and be tall enough to provide 2 inches of substrate. ABG mix, coco cradle, and Dig-It are all good substrate options for this species, but our Pet Bug Team prefers ABG all the way!
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Temperature (°F): They prefer it warm, usually between 78-82 degrees. They have proven to thrive even at average room temperature of 72°.
A thermometer is recommended to keep an eye on temperatures in the enclosure.
Humidity: Shoot for around 60%. They like their substrate pretty dry, so as slings you can provide a small water dish in the form of a tattoo ink cup or a shallow water bottle lid. Wet a small corner of substrate intermittently, or mist the sides of the enclosure twice a week so that the spider can drink the droplets.
A hygrometer is recommended to monitor humidity within the enclosure.
Size: At the time of sale C. cyaneopubescens are at least 1/2 inch diagonal leg span.
Age: C. cyaneopubescens sold by Josh’s Frogs are at least 3 months old at time of sale. Females of this species can live up to 12-14 years of age, with males having a significantly shorter lifespan of about 4 years.
Feeding: At the time of purchase, C. cyaneopubescens sold by Josh’s Frogs are eating 1/4 inch crickets once a week. There are a variety of appropriate prey items that you can offer, such as roaches, waxworms, black soldier fly larvae, hornworms, and silkworms. Consider feeding your prey items with our gutload formula to give your pet well-rounded nutrition.
We recommend that the prey items not be much longer than the tarantula's “head” is wide. Larvae are an exception—our larvae are harmless. Since they are very high in fat, they're not the best staple diet, however they make a great weight gain supplement.
Remove uneaten prey items after 24 hours, these may stress your animal out or endanger the spider during molting. Never attempt to feed a freshly molted tarantula less than a week after their molt to prevent injury to the spider. Depending on its age, the hardening process could take anywhere from 48 hours all the way up to a week.
Sexing: Due to age, C. cyaneopubescens spiderlings sold by Josh’s Frogs are sold as unsexed. Specimens of 2.5-3 inches will be able to start being accurately sexed. The most accurate method will always be molt sexing. The molt of a female tarantula, between the top set of book lungs will have a slit with spermatheca and a uterus externus, which on a smaller spider will just be a flap that moves when manipulated with a toothpick or a pin. A male tarantula will have a much more plain slit that will not budge with attempts to manipulate it.
Color/Pattern: As spiderlings they are bright orange with black patterning on the abdomen and a starburst pattern on the carapace. As adults they are cyan with a bright orange abdomen.
Social Behavior: This species should be housed solitarily, any attempt at cohabitation will likely end with cannibalism.
Natural Range: Northern Venezuela
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After placing an order containing a live animal, you will receive a scheduling email containing our JotForm scheduling link to schedule your new pet's delivery date.
With this scheduling link, you will be able to schedule your order's delivery up to 30 days in advance. You will be able to choose a date of delivery for Tuesday-Saturday (Saturday arrival depends on the carrier's service availability) with the estimated time of arrival generally being 12pm, or 4:30pm for more rural areas. Overnight lows must be above 40°F to ship directly to you (or above 30°F for FedEx Ship Center pickups) as well as below 90°F by estimated time of arrival.
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