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Poecilotheria question.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by dWebster, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. dWebster

    dWebster Arachnopeon

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    So after staring for hours at pictures I can't see any difference between P. striata and P. Regalis. Can anyone help me out. I'm starting to wonder if there are just a lot of misslabled pictures.
     
  2. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking

    the yellow leg banding is more extensive in the regalis, the cream "belly band" only appears on the regalis, the regalis colors are a lil more prominent on the regalis also, the 2 differ in size... striata max out around 8" while the regalis get up to 9+............. those are off the top of my head.. there PROB is more, ive just never owned striata so cant say for sure
     
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  3. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    The easiest way to differentiate the 2 is P. regalis has a ventral cream colored band on the abdomen, that P. srtiata lacks. I've heard of some younger P. striata having a light color band , but it fades with age.

    later, Tom
     
  4. Rich65

    Rich65 Arachnosquire

    Is the cream banding evident in males of regalis as well ?? The male I have has all the yellow ventral coloring but seems to lack the belly band. Thanks
     
  5. sbullet

    sbullet Arachnoknight

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  6. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking

    yes... a male DEFINITELY gets the band. i noticed that MY regalis got some yellow at about 2.5" then with the NEXT molt it started getting the belly band. by the time mine was 3.5 it was very apparent.
     
  7. thats an awesome pic ! havnt seen them all matched up like that next to each other before
     
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  8. dWebster

    dWebster Arachnopeon

    Thank you all. This helps alot!
     
  9. SamuraiSid

    SamuraiSid Arachnodemon

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    I spend a lot of time looking at T pics, and cant hardly tell the dif between most poeci's... Other than rufilata and metallica.:sarcasm:
     
  10. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Maybe your looking at the wrong side? ;)

    Later, Tom
     
  11. sbullet

    sbullet Arachnoknight

    I agree, other than regalis, metallica, roofie, subfusca, at a glance they are all pretty similar.