Good: They have great coloration They are hardy as spiderlings/juveniles/subadults/adults. They eat anything that is offered to them. They grow to 5" or more as adults.i am think of get a greenbottle blue so what are the good and bad points of keeping them thanks --- phil
i totally agree! they are VERY skittish. and they will bite or readily kick hair at you if frightened. their bite feels none too great either. not as bad a a pokie or OBT but still hurts. they also are notorious for munching males.Good: They have great coloration They are hardy as spiderlings/juveniles/subadults/adults. They eat anything that is offered to them. They grow to 5" or more as adults.
Bad: A majority of them are too skittish to handle and might bite if they feel threatened. Breeding is tricky (Females tend to eat the males more often than most. Even when well fed and conditioned. Also males are extremely skittish).
I have nothing but, good reviews on the species and it's a must for any collection IMO.
I have several of this species. It's my favorite species. The only thing that bugs me is that they web over their water dish. I try to fill the water dish about once a week. Right now I have a female that tries to drink water from the dish the same day I put it in there. The problem is that there is so much webbing that it just wicks the water out before she gets a good drink. I guess I'm going to have to mess up the webbing so she can get a good drink.
I, personally, don't see the webbing as a problem. They tend to sit on top of the webbing and not in the webbing, so mine stay very visible.
They are a little skittish, but not too bad.