We brought in a small shipment of 36 of these guys from Europe a couple of weeks ago, yesterday I recieved a new species of adult Chaetopelma in from S.E. Turkey. The Chaetopelma gracilis (gracile) is a really nice species.
Unfortnatly we are a wholesale only company and will not sell to retail clientel but we supply over a 250 vendors around the country with their spiders.
A big internet dealer you might want to try that I know I sold some to is Art Cerda from Midwest Exotic Pets.
I have a female C. gracile that I raised from a sling.
It's indeed a great looking T but the downside is that you don't have many chances to see it. Most times she's inside her hide, even during night. Only when she hunts you might get a glimpse of her.
One morning during a holiday in Cyprus 2003 we discovered this spider in our hotelroom. I am a novis of spiders but a friend of mine told me that it probably was a specimen of Tarantula. After visiting this forum and this thread I found out that there are two types of Tarantulas in Cyprus - Chaetopelma karlamani and Chaetopelma gracile. Is this spider we spent the night with a specimen of Chaetopelma gracile?
Yup thats a C. olivaceum(gracile) i currently have 1 mm 1 female (should be mature but wont mate:/) and one unsexed but i got a feeling its male.
I find them preety active during night but if u so much as lift the lid of the tank they'll b gone in a split second. Havent seen a single threat posture from the 3 i have but i have seen it before in other speciment i have come across in the wild and i cant tell you its scary
As far as their venom goes, i only know 1 person who got bit and he spent 8 days in the hospital, dont know if it was allergic reaction or anything like that.