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Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by kylepeach, May 16, 2018.

  1. kylepeach

    kylepeach New Member

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    Too bad theres no specific tarantula topic for Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens on the main page. Like, right under Poecilotheria. I wanna talk about it!! Lol

    I have quite the story. My birthday was on May 5th (11 days ago) and my girlfriend bought me a new T. Can you guess which kind?? Yes, a C. cyaneopubescens. A sling for 64.99$ over an inch long. A hardy 'lil dude. (not actually sure if it's a "dude" tho, –you know what I mean).

    Then sadly fate would have it, my P. metallica sling passed away. Definitely my fault. But, basically I still am not without a tarantula; for a brief moment I had two, now back to just 1. The sling is doing good! Just molted and I'm not touching it for like a week until his fangs harden up, then ill feed it. But I'm checking in on it like 3-4 times a day.

    Anyone ever own a C. cyaneopubescens?? Let me know!
    I want some bugs next. Damon diadema.

    See ya!!

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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple ... 20180309_115913.jpg Sub adult female 20180301_153335.jpg Mature male
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    Nice addition, even though the GBB comes from a very arid environment as a sling they still need a water dish. Try a small water bottle cap. ;)
    Also, Damon diadema isn't a bug, it has eight legs and is an arachnid The "Whips" are modified legs.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    My current count is 4 adult females, 1 mature male, 3 penultimate males and 3 slings. Obviously this is my favorite, although Poecs really close behind.

    This is one species where you can really see that tarantulas can have a bit of their own personality. I’ve had some burrow a bit, some create elaborate web tunnels and one that even decided all on its own that it wanted to be strictly arboreal.
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    kylepeach New Member

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    Thanks for the tip. Gonnna add one tonight!
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    kylepeach New Member

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    He's cute little guy.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member

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    I used to have a monster of a female who passed a little more than a year ago that I bought from a pet store. They are almost too easy to care for. She was my second tarantula.
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    kylepeach New Member

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    Lucky! I really hope my sling is a female!!
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    kylepeach New Member

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    Btw, I'd like to see more pics of your enclosure for your GBB's. The way it's just sitting there on the sticks just has me feeling good hahaha
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    Here's a video from a little while ago. I rehoused my female from the juvenile enclosure she had been in for about a year or so.
    I'll be doing a update video soon of her enclosure now. She's webbing the Hell out of it!!!
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    kylepeach New Member

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    Love it! I took a quick feeding vid just now. it'll be up in a second
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    kylepeach New Member

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/oo4u5ELcEqltGQ2K3

    I decided to record this feeding because its his 3rd cricket. I just re-fed him again and HE SNATCHED IT UP. Guess the lil guy's hungry!!!

    Is that a good thing?! Hahaha Should I continue to feed him till he refuses??
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    kylepeach New Member

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    oh nvm, I just read up on power-feeding and whatnot. Slings are Ok; opportunistic feeders in the wild.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!!! 3 crickets is good...I'd wait 5-7 days until feeding him again. I feed once a week on most of my Ts. Little tiny slings I feed every 3 -4 days. Im breeding my male right now with a few females...hopefully I'll have lots of slings this summer.
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    kylepeach New Member

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    I hope the breeding process goes well!! I plan to do the same when my sling matures into adulthood, just gotta wait until I can identify the gender and move on from there!
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    My first tarantula was a C.Cyanepubescens and I now have two. Both are male so I’d like a female at some point. Definitely one of my favourite species.
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    Happy late Birthday!!!

    That is a gorgeous beast. I have tarantula envy now...
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