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Monocentropus balfouri

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Telson, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Telson

    Telson Arachnodemon

    I saw this pic and was wondering if they are availible in the hobby and/or if anyone can tell me anything about them? Looking for the usual husbandry info and how big they get? The color and contrast on these is striking and I'd LOVE to have one in my collection!

  2. TheDarkness

    TheDarkness Arachnosquire Old Timer

  3. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    a few of these were recently imported but the price tag is quite high.id reccomend letting serious breeders get these first so that a breeding program in the states can be established.heard these could be one of the rarest t's in the hobby
  4. Texas Blonde

    Texas Blonde Arachnoangel Old Timer

  5. Merfolk

    Merfolk Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I've heard of prices in the 4 digits...for a sling!!!
  6. craig84

    craig84 Arachnoknight

    Well are they available yet?:D
  7. kitty_b

    kitty_b Arachnoprince

    someday i will have one of these... even if i'm 80 years old!!!! :wall:
  8. butch4skin

    butch4skin Arachnoprince

    Personally I think this is the epitome of a species that looks great in the right light, but otherwise looks like a spider that is various shades of brown
  9. butch4skin

    butch4skin Arachnoprince

    or at least the females, anyway
  10. ahas

    ahas Arachnolord Old Timer

    It' s available in Canada. I think he' s the first one in North America to own them. :)
  11. sntcruzan

    sntcruzan Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Here is a post from James :
    11-12-2007, 11:05 AM #3

    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: CA
    Posts: 310
    My Mood: spiderlings


    A purpurea 3 for $100 shipped priority. Express is $114.

    Spidelings for coming import:
    Encyocratella ollivacea
    Monocentropus balfouri

    These are very rare and very limited so please only seroius requests.
  12. craig84

    craig84 Arachnoknight

    what will your prices on slings be?
  13. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    i think his ad said 350 dollars each
  14. kitty_b

    kitty_b Arachnoprince

    actually, i even like how they look under normal lighting, where all the blue can appear black.
  15. butch4skin

    butch4skin Arachnoprince

    Yeah, I think they look good as well. Allow me to amend the original post. You can make out the cream/whitish femurs in any light. That, in combination with the fluffy appears of the femur and different coloration of the distal leg segments makes for a very attractive spider, no doubt. But many will assert that M. balfouri is more "blue" than P. metallica. I would have to disagree.
  16. ChrisNCT

    ChrisNCT ChrisinTennessee Arachnosupporter

    I'll be sure to let you guys see mine through the stages of development as I have 6 possibly very soon.
  17. butch4skin

    butch4skin Arachnoprince

    How did you become a billionaire?
  18. ChrisNCT

    ChrisNCT ChrisinTennessee Arachnosupporter

    ;P Soon my friend soon!

    I am looking forward to seeing how they do and seeing the stages of the growth. From what I gather, they are a medium growing species and hardy like the baboon type spiders.

    These will be my gems of my collection when and if they arrive.
  19. butch4skin

    butch4skin Arachnoprince

    The best of luck, and for chissake, get some breeding done!
  20. You and me both Chris! I have a line on 10 or so....... I'd love to breed them someday!