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Ornithoctonus aureotibialis?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by happysmile88, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. happysmile88

    happysmile88 Arachnoknight

    Before, I bought 2 Ornithoctonus aureotibialis specimens. One of which looks like a genuine Ornithoctonus aureotibialis, while the other as seen below. I was able to sex this specimen as a definite male via exuvium and i thought that Ornithoctonus aureotibialis were dimorphic as juveniles. Turns out only when a tarantula is a MM will it look completely different from the female. I had the opportunity to see the other specimen's ventral shot and it screamed male to me. He's 2" and the same size as my other specimen but by this time I thought that he would have already gotten the same colors as my other specimen. Problem is I don't think he is a Ornithoctonus aureotibialis because he lacks the dark color found medially at at its legs. He simply looks like a gold tarantula;he lacks dark marks of a Ornithoctonus aureotibialis. What is he? :o_O:

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  2. happysmile88

    happysmile88 Arachnoknight

  3. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

    I went back and checked out the pics of my little aureotibialis slings, they were light but not like this one. I don't know what dealings you had but perhaps H. schmidti? It seems to have the little cheliceral 'stache the schmidti group Haplos are known for beginning to form. My C. schioedtei juvie has it too so I'm not sure how useful that is....
  4. happysmile88

    happysmile88 Arachnoknight

    Mystery T

    It's definitely helpful, at least I know he ain't no O. aureotibialis. :laugh: I never thought I'd have a mystery T :giggle:

    I've checked out the Haplopelma schmidti (Gold), and it really might be what my mystery T is :)
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011