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My first T

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Kao, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Kao

    Kao Arachnopeon

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    Hey guys,

    New to the forums, I got my first T about a month ago, B. Albo. Just got through my first molt and it was exciting!

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    After
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    I think I may be getting addicted.. haha
     
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  2. Allow me to feed your addiction then. I have plenty of Ts that need a new home
     
  3. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    You have at least 25 years to go, if female, enjoy.
     
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  4. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Is it normal for B. albo slings to have that smooth red setae on the abdomen? That post molt picture reminds me a lot of my vagans except for the color of the carapace.
     
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  5. Wondering the same, I don't remember My albo sling looking quite like this one.
     
  6. Kao

    Kao Arachnopeon

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    Well I posted the picture on the albo album and appareantly the reptile store that sold him to me labelled him wrong and it is in fact not an albo.. Which sucks. They said it looks like a vagans or an albiceps..
     
  7. WoofSpider

    WoofSpider Arachnosquire

    Congratulations!
    And I concur with other users that it does indeed took like a B. vagans. But I've never had an albopilosum so I could be wrong.

    It is a good lesson to learn that reptile shops or typical pet stores almost always provide inaccurate information.
     
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  8. Kao

    Kao Arachnopeon

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    Yeah I completely understand, and I've read posts on here saying to not trust pet stores.. I did do my research beforehand but to me the slings just look very similar, maybe because I'm new to this.
     
  9. Anoplogaster

    Anoplogaster Arachnobaron

    Nothing wrong with B. vagans. They’re neat spiders, too!
     
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  10. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    Well, whatever it is, it's not a B. albopilosum since they don't have red setae as others have already poined out. B. vagans is very likely (@Mirandarachnid vagans may have a lighter carapace when younger), and B. albopilosum/vagans hybrid is possible. If it is a B. albiceps (also possible) you've won the lottery since they are much rarer and more expensive.
     
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  11. Kao

    Kao Arachnopeon

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    So I won't really figure it out 100% until they are a bit bigger probably?
     
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  12. SkittleBunny

    SkittleBunny Arachnosquire

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    Ive raised 6 from 1/4" slings to the 2" slings they are today and they are the Nicaraguan form, ive never seen any of the red coloration this one shows on an albo, but still very cool.
     

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  13. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    Yep, that's true but not really a problem. Those Brachypelma species are all more or less kept the same - hide, water dish and dry sub with one moist corner. You have a nice, but nameless tarantula :).
     
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  14. Olan

    Olan Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Probably vagans. Vagans are awesome.
    I’ve raised 4 B. albiceps from slings, and they are hard to tell from a vagans when small. But yours has a bit of darkening to the carapace which looks like vagans to me.
     
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  15. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Looks B. vagans to me all the way