Spiderling - Tarantula, Green Bottle Blue
Species: cyaneopubescens
Genus: Chromatopelma
Family:  
Theraphosidae

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April 21, 2017- opened up den to check on tarantula
A molt was inside and tarantula is now 2.75 inches toe to toe
Colors now include green cephalothorax or prosoma,
orange abdomen or opisthosoma
and blue legs. 
tarantula april 21 2017


February 2017 Showing Underside of theTarantula with missing leg

missing leg


December 9, 2016
8


December 9, 2016
6


December 2016 Showing Underside
underside december 2016

 

Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
"The Green Bottle Blue Tarantula originates in dry climates from the desert areas of northern Venezuela, the Paraguan peninsula.  Gunter Schmidt In 1995 considered the species sufficiently distinct to warrant a new genus, Chromatopelma.  The genus name refers to the "beautiful blue colour" of C. cyaneopubescens.  Schmidt differentiated Chromatopelma from Aphonopelma based on scopulae of the tarsus of the third leg and the metatarsus and tarsus of the fourth leg being divided by bristles (setae); the very large posterior median eyes; and the single fused spermatheca of the female.  The scopula pads ( dense tufts of hair) on the end of their feet make it possible to walk on smooth surfaces such as glass."  Wikipedia

Purchased as spiderling 9 December 2016 from Justin - Not a wild caught spider
Sex Unknown, ~1 1/2 inches toe to toe diagonally

Three molts from purchase on 9 December 2016 to 21 April 2017.  Tarantula is now about 2.75 inches toe to toe diagonally.






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