| Spiderling - Tarantula, Green
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.
February 2017 Showing Underside
of theTarantula with
December 2016 Showing Underside
|Photo Details - ŠNicky
"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
as spiderling 9 December 2016 from
Justin - Not a wild caught spider
Sex Unknown, ~1 1/2 inches toe to toe
Three molts from purchase on 9
December 2016 to 21 April 2017.
Tarantula is now about 2.75 inches toe
to toe diagonally.