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best looking pamphobeteus?female?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Ultum4Spiderz, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

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    I've gotten it as a juvenile without a Christmas tree pattern, so I don't know if it had one as a sling. It only turned adult with it's last molt, before it still had some purple-ish colors, so it wasn't brown. And so far - about 6 months after the last molt - it's not brown either... ok, maybe a hint of brown.

    Anyway P. petersi is one of the smaller ones, but also one of the brownest. The other completely, utterly brown one is fortis. Vespertinus is brown, too.

    Nigricolor and antinous are both pretty big.
     
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  2. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member


    Thank you! :) I want antinous but its so big. Is petersi the same as grandis?
     
  3. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    Ahh, those deep brown pre molt colors didn't come into effect on mine till around 4"...prior to that it was much more subtle.

    I find many things about Pamps change with every molt (aside from the much longer legs). Between 2 and 3" the patterning on the carapace of my female was bright pink for example...quite stunning as she was otherwise jet black.
     
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  4. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

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    I don't think so.
     
  5. sasker

    sasker Arachnoknight Active Member

    Then you should not consider any Pampho at all! :D I think all Pamphobeteus sp. get pretty large, but the smaller ones will be about 7 inch max, I guess. But the difference in size between 7 and 8 inch is not that big, and I am sure that once you have one you will like it so much that you can't wait for it to get even bigger.

    Have you tried Cyriocosmus? They are usually not very brown and they stay smaller :troll:
     
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  6. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member

    You mean those microscopic tarantulas invisible to the naked eye? :troll: No. :joyful:

    Okay, Ill get one giant spider! But it has to be a Pamphobeteus :happy:
     
  7. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Get a Theraphosa if you only want one giant. Go big or go home.
     
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  8. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Has the color of human poop. Nope :vamp::happy::joyful:
     
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  9. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    :meh:..:rolleyes:

    Only people who don't keep them think they're all brown. ;) Keep that in mind..
     
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  10. sasker

    sasker Arachnoknight Active Member

    Speaking from experience? Man, review your diet and add more fibers and vegetables!!
     
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  11. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Okay! Judgement day (my opinion)!

    All the species with black females get my vote!

    1. Pamphobeteus antinous
    2. Pamphobeteus cf. antinous
    3. Pamphobeteus sp. "tigris" (needs confirmation)
    4. Pamphobeteus grandis (from the NE of Peru). Formally named back in 2008. From what I have gathered so far P. grandis (SE Peru) resembles the antinous, maybe some slight differences in morphology.
    5. Probably one can say P. nigricolor is black as well! :)
     
  12. campj

    campj Arachnoknight

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    I think Pamphobeteus sp cascada is what you're looking for. Velvety black with red highlights and don't get too huge (7.5") as adults. I've got a pair, both juvenile, and they're pretty great.
     
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  13. Deeser

    Deeser Arachnopeon Active Member

    I believe Pamphobeteus sp. Machala females are mostly black as well, but as stated above, and like most(all?) pamphs, they do go heavy brown before moulting.
     
  14. Thistles

    Thistles Arachnobroad

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    I didn’t read the whole thread because I’m a bum. Ultramarinus females are beautiful; they’re black with pink on the carapace and purple femurs. They’re one of the smallest in the genus.

    Edit: Ok now I read the whole thread. My female never turned brown, but she’s just a sample size of one. I gave her and two mature males to Steve at Arachnoiden, so maybe he’ll be able to repeat his breeding feat and produce some slings. I think he and Ana at netbug are the only ones in the states to breed this species. It sounds like that may be what you’re looking for. I have a juvenile pair of Solaris and they’re gorgeous now, but I can’t tell you anything about their adult coloring that you couldn’t see from a google image search yourself.

    I’m the second-worst photographer on the site, but here’s an adult female P ultramarinus 9A58CA04-6A48-460B-B4CA-3BE26F397C01.jpeg
     
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  15. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member

    I'm trying to get more information on P. sp. "tigris" but can't find any, even clear pics. :shifty:
     
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  16. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    My stirmi was a lovely auburn lass.

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  17. Thistles

    Thistles Arachnobroad

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    I really am terrible at this.
     
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  18. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member


    Ultramarinus is such a noble spider. It certainly deserves an owner who knows how to take pix of her. Quick! Give it to me! :troll:
     
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  19. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Go closer. ;)
    Maybe rest your arms on the enclosure to let the camera focus.
     
  20. efmp1987

    efmp1987 Arachnosquire Active Member


    Are you seeing blues and reds and purples in Theraphosa specimens? I must be going blind :troll: