Advertisement So here's the deal: About three months ago or so, I purchased "X" tarantula from a pet store. It had no scientific name, and the "common" name was labeled Thailand Tiger or some BS name along those lines. So I narrowed it down to a Haplopelma. After digging up info and comparing photos and such, I came to the conclusion it was most likely a Haplopelma Longipes...a 6" chocolatey, light brown buggie in massive need of a molt. Well, ask and you shall receive. Tonight I went to do my water supplying and found out my appropriately named Haplo, "Dahmer", molted. The awesome, and confusing thing is...I now have a pitch black, 6 1/2" buggie. In my experience, I've never seen a longipes turn black before, or be anywhere close to this dark. (I would supply a photo but said T is currently hiding and recovering.) I'm now wondering if it's a Minax. Has anyone had a minax go from brown to black? I also sexed it, and it looks like a male, as I could not see any spermathcae, but this may be faulty as the molt was in somewhat rough shape. I did not notice any tibial hooks or bulbs (I'll be honest, I don't remember if Asian species get these or not.) Hm. Any thoughts and opinions on this mystery T as of now? Photos will be available to the tarantulas earliest convenience.