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Is this poecilotheria a rufilata?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Pociemon, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Pociemon

    Pociemon Arachnoangel Old Timer


    I bought 5 poecilotheria rufilata a year ago as slings. But 1 of them strikes me as not being a rufilata because of strange colours on the legs. The T in question is approx 10cm in legspan.(3.9inch)

    Here you can see the T´s ventrally;


    http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/4/26/1884095/Poke ID.pdf

    And here is some pictures of my rufilata;


    Maybe not the best pics, but he/she was hard to work with today. But the blue is very clear blue when you give it lights. But leg III and IV are blue on femur and patella, and as you can see on the 2 links, they are not supposed to be blue there, only on legs I femur, and a little on the pedipalps.

    Anyone who can help me ID this poecilotheria correctly?
    I cant see where it belongs, looks like a crossbreed with p metallica, but i that is probably not true, becuase beside this oddity, it looks rufilata all the way.
  2. synyster

    synyster Arachnobaron

    That is P.rufilata. The blue markings are completely normal ;)

    You can compare Poecilotheria ventrals from here
    Click on thumbnail to enlarge

    EDIT: I misread the post. No there is not supposed to be blue on legs III and IV. sorry for reposting the link too. I'm just here too early in the morning today:eek:
  3. Protectyaaaneck

    Protectyaaaneck Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    Some better pictures would be nice.
  4. Pociemon

    Pociemon Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I know, that is why i explained where the T is blue;-)

    I try to make better pictures later, but the camera i have home right now is low quality;(
  5. Pociemon

    Pociemon Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I dont think my camera can do better than this;

  6. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    Every rufilata we have had(8) look just like your pics.
  7. Pociemon

    Pociemon Arachnoangel Old Timer

  8. Crysta

    Crysta Arachnoprince Old Timer

    might just be the stages from sling to adult.
  9. Pociemon

    Pociemon Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I hope so;) But my other juvies of that size dont have any blue where it is not supposed to be, that is why i am curious.