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Least Scary vs. Most Scary

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Ashton, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. CEC

    CEC Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

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    Thanks for the link. I have never seen a Holothele sp. Colombia before. At first I thought you were referring to Hapalopus sp. Colombia. Confusing when you abbreviate the genus.
     
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  2. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I thought perhaps you were blind ;)

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    I know! :D
     
  3. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    I can't really dispute that but I would love to find someone who can tell the difference between my H. sp Columbia Pumpkin Patch and a H.triseriatus. That genus in general is a pain to the extent that people will also refer to my T as H. sp "Pumpkin Patch", which I find to be a better name because as shown earlier there are a few species that share the same abbreviated name.
     
  4. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor

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    I'll rephrase for myself: "I don't find T's scary in general. I do respect certain species certain more than others, however - among them any Asian, African, India species." :) On the upside, even when I accepted that I was probably ready for OWs, I am still applying the same care when dealing with them. Simply because the hobby doesn't need another person over here who gets bitten. (Poecilotheria spp. are actually forbidden to be kept in certain parts of Germany already - don't need to add the part I live in to that!)
     
  5. LordWaffle

    LordWaffle Arachnobaron

    And that's exactly why we tell all these chuckleheads who want to handle a Pokie or any new hobbyists who want to start with a Pokie not to. It is entirely possible to end up with a Pokie (or a broader net) ban stateside.
     
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  6. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Hapalopus sp. Colombia Large, Hapalopus sp. Colombia Small, and Hapalopus triseriatus are pretty eacy to tell apart. :)
     
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  7. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    Well I don't own H.triseriatus myself so I am not very acquainted with it, its very possible that my friend's T could have been mislabeled and is actually Hapalopus sp. Colombia Large, as I see no difference in our slings.
     
  8. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

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    The only scary spider I have in my collection is my female L. parahybana. There are reasons why I put her in an adult sized enclosure with a locking lid when she was only about 4". :)
     
  9. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I've looked at pictures and I can see differences. But I'm never sure if it's species variation differences between species haha. At what age can you tell them apart? And what features do you use? I would assume early one you can tell because my H sp Columbia hasn't changed at all since it was a tiny sling.
     
  10. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Ill have to get a pic of my females. Unfortunately my female Small died, so that one i cant get.


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    Usually the Large you can tell when they are 2nd instars or after a molt or two more. The Small and triseriatus look more alike, but the features are easily able to be told apart. Ill contact someone and see if he can post the pics here actually.
     
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  11. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    That's a bummer. Due to the winter accident? Or just old age?
     
  12. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    I have no idea. I got a mature male on loan, paired her up, sent the male back, and she just dropped dead. :(
     
  13. Least-E.Campestratus Most- P.Murinus P.Vittata (tie)
     
  14. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Wow, I never heard of that before. And they say women last longer than men PFFT! ;)
     
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  15. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Ok here are the pictures. All photos were taken by Joe Rossi, and he has credit for them, and has given me permission to post them for him.

    Hapalopus sp. Colombia Large

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    Hapalopus sp. Colombia Small

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    Hapalopus triseriatus

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    Hapalopus triseriatus Lowland

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  16. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    These explain A LOT. I've never seen ventral pics of the others! Thanks so much Catfish!
     
  17. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Your more than welcome. Joe is the man to give credit to though :).
     
  18. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    True, but you knew the info and were willing to post it, so you get credit too my man. You didn't have to volunteer :D

    As we all know there are "takers" on this forum that just dump out questions and contribute little or nothing in return. And there are others that contribute like yourself, big difference.
     
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  19. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Lol that will work. Im looking forward to getting another Small female, and a triseriatus lowland female. Right now my triseriatus female is fresh, so i hope i can find a male.
     
  20. awiec

    awiec Arachnoprince

    Dwarfs live under 10 years am I right?