Beginner’s Guide To The Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens Tarantula

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Common name: Greenbottle Blue Scientific name: Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens Appearance: Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens tarantulas are one of the most colorful tarantulas. The metallic blue legs and the orange abdomen makes it hard to miss. Origin: Northern Venezuela, Paraguana Type: New World, Semi-Arboreal (Tree & Land dwelling) Size: Maximum 4 – 4.5 inches. This is a medium-growing species. Life span: Males: (3 –  4 years) Females: (12 – 13) years […]

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Bolivian Black Velvet [Acanthoscurria insubtilis]


Common name: Bolivian Black Velvet Scientific name: Acanthoscurria insubtilis Appearance: A Bolivian Black Velvet is chocolate brown with a cream border around the carapace and faint striping on the legs. Origin: Bolivia Type: New world, Terrestrial Size: Adults are 6-7 inches Life span: 15 for females, 5+ for males Attitude: Not aggressive, docile. Defensive behavior: The Bolivian Black Velvet tarantula isn’t likely to become defensive. Bite danger: If […]

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Mexican Red Knee Tarantula [Brachypelma Smithi]

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Common name: Mexican Red Knee Scientific name: Brachypelma Smithi, B. Smithi Appearance: Mexican Red Knee tarantulas are mostly black with bands of red, orange and tan on their legs. Origin: Mexico and Panama Type: New world, terrestrial Size: Adults can have a 5-6 inch legspan. Life span: Male: Up to 6 years, Female: Up to 30 years Attitude: Mexican Red Knee tarantulas are often thought of […]

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Chilean Rose Hair [Grammostola porteri/rosea]

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Common name: Chilean Rose Hair Scientific name: Grammostola porteri/rosea, G. rosea Appearance: Chilean rose hair tarantulas can range from brown to reddish-brown to pink in color. Origin: Chile South America Type: New world, terrestrial Size: Adults can get between a 4.5 and 5 inch legspan. Chilean rose hairs reach adult size after 3-4 years. Life span: Male: 5 years, Female: Up to 30 years […]

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