Advertisement Hello Everyone, I am new to the boards and to Tarantulas. I Live Quite Literally Next Door to an exotic pet shop with a decent selection of adult tarantulas and slings. I've been in and out of the shop for a month or so, keeping my eye out for a T that would be easy for me to start with. Earlier this week, a couple of tiny Avicularia slings arrived in, and I decided to purchase one. The sling is doing great so far, and I believe it is quite healthy as it has eaten four pinhead crickets in as many days. My question is regarding the specific species of this particular Avic. The Spiderling is all black, perhaps a little grey though that may just be some lighter hairs. There is almost no coloration except for perhaps a little red around the mouth area. I saw what I believe was an adult of this same species and it was entirely black, without any sort of pink toes, though it did have some very nice red-hued hairs all over the body and legs. Now I have heard that the Avicularia genus is rather messy, so I assume this may just be some sort of hybrid or color variation on Avicularia Avicularia. I am curious, though, as to whether anyone else has encountered this. I am really enjoying the Boards! This is a very cool community and I thank anyone who has taken the time to read this.