• Chaetopelma olivaceum - Cyprus Star Tarantula

Common Name: Cyprus Star Tarantula
Scientific Name: Chaetopelma olivaceum

Status: Captive Bred

Country of origin - Cyprus (occur throughout the Middle East)
Habitat: Ground dwelling
Suitability:  Not to be handled but they seem reasonably docile

My Opinion:
I think this is the only species of true tarantula in Europe (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!). They are not a huge species but have lots of character. They seem to range in colour from a light brown to almost black. I would not recommend handling them, they don't seem terribly aggressive but they are quite active. 

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It is difficult to give a size for the spiders as stock is constantly changing. Generally, the small size is a spiderling up to 1.5cm body length (small will be SMALL), juvenile is a grown on spiderling with a body length of about 1.5cm, medium 2cm to 4cm and a large is 4cm to fully adult (but a lot depends on the species!)

If you would like me to measure the body length of any medium or large spider, please send me an email. I cannot measure the body length of small and juvenile size spiders as they are constantly changing.

All spiders are unsexed unless stated.

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Chaetopelma olivaceum - Cyprus Star Tarantula

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