Not too rare. No restrictions in the US....or...anywhere as far as i know. Check botar's, Swift's, and krazy 8's....one of them surely should have some. if not, check the "for sale and trade" forum around here, you'll probably find one there.Hey, I'm really curious... I've been looking for a C. cyaneopubescens and haven't had much success. Are there any restrictions against them or are rare?
Nope. Keep them bone dry (misting will make them sick and they could die), give them a water dish and something to hide in/web up and you're good to go. Some people don't even give them a water dish, and just let them go their whole lives getting moisture from prey items.Are they hard to take care of?
They aren't generally going to come running out of their cage and attack you, if that's what you mean. I've never heard of anyone getting bitten by one. HOWEVER. Do not get this T and try to hold it. A few people are either very brave, very experienced, or lucky enough to have a "calm" specimen. The rest of us will tell you that these Ts can be startled by something as small as a heavy footstep in the next room, and when they startle they are GONE. They are incredibly fast, and won't hesitate to kick hairs if it comes down to it.This just sounds like the most perfect T. Are they known for being aggressive? How is their venom severity? Do they make a ton of webs?
I dont know what the big deal is about handling these guys. Their really nothing to be afraid of and really aren’t even all that defensive.. they are kind of quick but really not all that much quicker then a avicularia and for the most part they just chill... this combined with a relatively harmless venom i think makes them awesome T's that are for the most part very handleable.
thats a oic of my GBB.. its in pre molt right now so it's not quite as prety as its usuall self
My first T is a GBB. She was a Christmas present from my Bro who breeds Ts. She's a nice Tarantula, makes great looking webs and is often out and about, but will run and hide in her burrow when she's frightened.
She's not been at all agressive when I've done cage maintenence. I usually toss a cricket in there and wait until she snags it and retreats to her cave to eat it b4 I remove the lid to do any maintenence. I probably don't need to take that precaution, but I figure it's a good habit to get into, especially when I eventually want to own a pokie.
I would not handle her though, more for her safety than mine. If something startled her and she fell from my hand to the floor...*splat*