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Brachypelma dilemma

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Patherophis, Mar 13, 2019.

If You could only have single Brachypelma, which species would You chose?

  1. hamorii

    12.5%
  2. boehmei

    16.1%
  3. emilia

    26.8%
  4. albiceps

    7.1%
  5. auratum

    19.6%
  6. baumgarteni

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. klaasi

    7.1%
  8. smithi

    10.7%
  1. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to ask You on Your opinions on members of this popular genus. I currently have juvie females of B. hamorii and B. boehmei. I am cosidering reduction of my collection and if so then only keeping one. And one of my favorite local sellers is now complicating this for me by offering similar size B. emilia female for ~25$.
    So if You could only have single Brachypelma, which species would You chose and why (price and growth rate excluded)? Thanks for any input. :)

    I would like to only discuss Brachypelma s.str. sensu Turner et al. 2017 = "red legs" species group here (therefore limited poll options). :)

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  2. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    B. smithi only because I haven’t seen too many myself.
     
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  3. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnolord Active Member

    Wait? a B. emilia female for $25 (US dollar?)? That's some fishy price right there.
     
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  4. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

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    I love them all, but:

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  5. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    Yes, 26 to by accurate (23€), sexed juvie aproximatly something over 2 inches. It is good price, but not exeptional.
     
  6. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    B vagans i think? my favourit along with B albo. B boehmi is close third so i voted that cos the other 2 wasnt on the poll
     
  7. Justin H

    Justin H Arachnosquire Active Member

    B. albo or emilia. I love the curly setae and triangle patches.
     
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  8. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I clicked B. emilia

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    However B. schroederi or B. albopilosum are far superior.

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  9. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    Why isn't there B. albopilosum on the list? o_O

    I'd chose a B. albo, I suppose. ;)
     
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  10. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    Brachypelma dilemma, I thought we had a new species on our hands.
     
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  11. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    Sorry, curly hairs and red rumps are amazing spiders, but I omitted them intentionaly, as I intended this thread to be focused on brachys in narrow sense = "red legs" group.

    Yeah, I realised how bad that title looks just after I posted it. :D
     
  12. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnolord Active Member

    No verdezi, vagans, kahlenbergi, albopilosum, sabulosum, schroederi, epicureanum, or angustum. Half of this genus is missing, time to start sending out fliers to find them again, LOL. :rolleyes::troll:
     
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  13. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    Maybe you should've posed your question differently then: "What red-legged Brachypelma species would you chose?" (or something like that). :p

    And by the way, I wasn't aware that B. albiceps had red legs... how curious! :smuggrin:
     
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  14. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Showing some love for my favourite - Brachypelma klaasi.
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  15. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    It is mentioned at the end of original post, but I agree that I could have been much clearer.

    I am quite aware that they does not :D But they certainly do bellong into Brachypelma s.str. = "red legs" species group. ;)
     
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  16. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    By the end of the year, some of those Brachypelma won't be Brachypelma anymore.
     
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  17. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    One of reasons to discuss only ones likely to stay. :)
     
  18. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    Well, fair enough... I admit I didn't read the mouseprint in your post, and I haven't read the paper. I did hear some rumours about dividing the Brachypelma genus though but didn't apply that to your question.

    Having said that, I won't choose in the poll, because I only have a B. hamorii from that group and that wouldn't be a fair decision. ;)
     
  19. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnoknight Active Member

    It doesnt allow me to edit poll question so I at least tried to clarify post.
     
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  20. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    My vote is for Brachypelma schroederi.

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