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The Green Bottle Blue

(Delopelma cyanopubescans?)

 

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Sunday, March 12, 2000 1:21 AM

Mystery revealed?

I thought we had closed the book on this mystery but upon receiving a new price sheet from a spider wholesaler the green bottle blue's carried this scientific name (Delopelma cyanopubescans). I have never seen any documentation or study notes on this spider only previous known by its common name (green bottle blue) in the trade before now. I will now begin searching out all available taxonomic information I can due to its apparent recent cataloging.

General info:

Basically this spider is a terrestrial spider who builds massive ground webs, I personally have not seen them in burrows; but some also claim goliath bird eaters burrow which I also have not observed. They seem very anxious much like a Venezuelan Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia) very fast to attack and run wildly about the enclosure nearly escaping every feeding. If it were not for sound caging methods I would have lost several. Growth is fast in syncronicity with feeding and most of my juveniles have taken pinkie mice at very young ages. I understand that they originate in deep jungles and therefore require copious amounts of humidity via ground moisture or a retreat with a moist region. The toxicity of this spider to my knowledge is still in discussion but wholesaler lore treats this spider as a they do the Asian spiders "avoid bites at all costs" how true this is I cannot verify. Perhaps I will be bitten eventually but until then I cannot testify to the severity of the bite. I have not observed stridulation in this spider but my specimens are only two years of age and possibly not sexually mature yet. Otherwise I have cared for these spiders much like the spiders of the genus Brachypelma, and have had excellent results as seen above.

see also Care of giant spiders

More Information will be available as it is determined.

 

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