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Greenbottle Blue



GEO-LOCATION

Northern Venezuela.


HABITAT

Scrubland.

CHARACTERISTICS

a) Common Name

Greenbottle Blue.

b) Type

Terrestrial.

c) Temperament

Semi-docile and skittish.

d) Colouration

This tarantula is one of the prettiest species of tarantula available in the pet trade with its green carapace, blue legs and brown abdomen.

e) Growth

Medium.

f) Full Grown Size

10 - 13cm (4 4.5 inches).

g) Lifespan

Females: 20+ years. Males generally live less than half that.

KEEPING THIS SPIDER IN CAPTIVITY

a) Cage setup

Spiderlings can live in a clear plastic container with air holes. Adults can live in a 1ft (10-gallon) tank. Floor space is more important than height.

b) Substrate

At least 5 - 7.5cm (2 - 3 inches) of peat.

c) Decor

No decorations are really needed, but you can add plastic plants, rocks and driftwood.

d) Temperature

21 29C (70 - 85F). This tarantula is resilient and easy to keep and it can tolerate a wider temperature range and lower humidity levels than most South American species.

e) Humidity

65 to 75%

f) Water source

Sub-adults adults may drink from a shallow, wide water dish.

g) Feeding

Spiderlings can be fed on pinhead crickets and other small insects. Adults can be fed on large crickets and other large insects, as well as an occasional pinkie mouse.