Tarantula, Green Bottle Blue
#1 Female
Species: cyaneopubescens
Genus: Chromatopelma
Family:  
Theraphosidae

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eating cricket when thought she was set to molt
Since she had been fasting since March, she was thought to be set to molt.  
She then  accepted a cricket on 10 July 2018


after molt
June 27, 2017 C. cyaneopubescens molted - about 3-3.25 inches

4-21-17-1
April 21, 2017- opened up den to check on tarantula
A molt was inside and tarantula is now 2.75 inches toe to toe



7 March 2017

7 March  2017 with broken leg restored - molt found 11 March 2017


9 December 2016
December 9, 2016


dec 7 2016,
December 9, 2016


GBB #1 molt on 16nov2017 10 pm
Molt at 10 p.m. 16 November 2017- It turned on its back at 4:45 pm


molt
#1 photo June 27, 2017 C. cyaneopubescens molt showing that it is a female


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#4 photo June 27, 2017 C. cyaneopubescens molt showing that it is a female



feb 2017
February 2017 Showing Underside of theTarantula With Missing Leg


underside 2
December 2016 Ventral - Shows one leg missing
 

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

Photos - dorsal June 27, 2017 - now  3.00-3.25 inches
Photos - dorsal - April 21, 2017 - now 2.75 inches DLS
Photos - dorsal - March 7, 2017 -  leg restored
Photos - dorsal - December 9 2016 (2)

Molt found June 27, 2017 not photographed
Molt found April 21, 2017 but not photographed
Molt found March 11 2017 but not photographed
Photos of Molts - June 27, 2017 ( 2 photos)

Photos - ventral - February 2017
Photos - ventral - December 2016
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