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E. cyanognathus (Blue fang)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Botar, May 14, 2003.

  1. Botar

    Botar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Anyone else have one of these? I know MrD has/had one. Just trying to develop a "Blue-fang network" for future breeding projects.

  2. Botar

    Botar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    The reason behind the name. Kind of hard to see in the picture, but the colors are truly amazing.

  3. Lopez

    Lopez Arachnoking Old Timer

    One of my absolute favourites.
    Have they made their way to Europe yet? I've not seen them for sale myself.
  4. dennis

    dennis Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I know about a dutch guy breeding this species. He had an eggsac a few months ago, and only 8 lil ones survived. He already has a new eggsac atm, and I might be buying some from him ... 2, or 3, or maybe even 4 or 5 :).

  5. LaRiz

    LaRiz Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Although I no longer keep any Ephebopus sp. in my collection, here's a pic of one I had a couple years back. This immature was from the 1st batch that hit the US hobby. This particular specimen went on to be a female. As an adult the electric blue chelicera "dulled?" to a nice metallica deep purple.

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  6. skadiwolf

    skadiwolf Arachnolord Old Timer

    wow...i must say that the pics online of these aren't nearly as nice as the pics some of you guys have posted.

    that's kinda sad actually. (grin)
  7. Mendnwngs

    Mendnwngs Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Wow.. Thats a good lookin T.

    How their temperament usually?

  8. skadiwolf

    skadiwolf Arachnolord Old Timer

    from what i've read, not good.

    go with a greenbottle blue, those guys are just gorgeous!

    my personal favorites however just have to be the A. versicolors. wow.
  9. Mendnwngs

    Mendnwngs Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Heh.. Yeah a good lookin spider there too.. (I have a 3/4" GBB sling)

    I was just curious, because those little yellow bands on legs 1,2,7&8 are just soo cool. Especialy with the other colors all over the spider. Might be another species to add to my most wanted list.

  10. skadiwolf

    skadiwolf Arachnolord Old Timer

    you know what? i just love the docile/calm Ts...there are so many of them and so many are just gorgeous!

    i got a Mexican Red Knee, a freebie Chaco Golden Knee, and a PZB.

    i hope to get a Rio Grande Gold, an Antilles Pink (my ultimate!), a GBB, and perhaps a Mexican Bloodleg. on those latters though the most disappointing thing is as they get older that beautiful red on the legs goes away. :/

    still though, they are amazing. :) i might just have to swallow that tiny complaint and get one of those too. can't wait for the next reptile show!!! =D
  11. Venom

    Venom Arachnoprince Old Timer

    "Wow.. Thats a good lookin T.

    How their temperament usually?"

    From what I've read, they they don't threaten to bite as much as E.murinus, but they are psycho fast and really nervous. However, they are by no means docile.

    BTW, does anyone have a pic of an adult?
  12. How big do they get?
  13. Lopez

    Lopez Arachnoking Old Timer

    Not a very large species IIRC, around 4.5"

    I'm sure someone will be along to confirm or correct me :)