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Stella Maris

B. vagans?

Was labeled as Brachypelma vagans...this sling is about 1 inch long. Is this most likely B. vagans?

B. vagans?
Stella Maris, Mar 2, 2017
    • ChanTheMan
      Doesn't look like one to me... is it in premolt? It looks like it's going to pop!
    • Stella Maris

      I'm not sure, I only received him recently. He very well could be getting ready to molt soon.
    • ChanTheMan
    • Stella Maris

      No I haven't attempted to feed him. The idiot who kept crickets in the sling's enclosure were given threat postures by the sling, so I'm assuming he definitely is not hungry right now.
    • ChanTheMan
      @Stella Maris ok, it'll probably molt soon. If it is a vagans (which it probably isn't) you should expect coloration then.
    • Stella Maris

      One thing I do notice are the very red urticating hairs on the abdomen, which aren't really captured in the photo. I'm still an extreme beginner; do tarantulas of the same species vary in hair coloration? I was thinking if they are red hairs, then they very well could be B. vagans?

      If not what genus/species do you believe he is?
    • ChanTheMan
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