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Pterinochilus murinus "DCF"

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Exoskeleton Invertebrates, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    Pterinochilus murinus "DCF" is found Mikumi Nationalpark/Tanzania. As far as I know I was the only one that order one of this sling on an import earlier this summer.

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  2. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Bravo man :)
     
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  3. Moonohol

    Moonohol Two Legged Freak

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    Excellent! I absolutely adore these guys, they are so much more striking than the orange color form... So will we be seeing them for sale in the US any time soon? :D
     
  4. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoangel Old Timer

    I only have the one and don't know yet when more would be available.
     
  5. AlbatrossWarrior

    AlbatrossWarrior Arachnosquire

    I would kill for a pair, I want to collect them all :banghead:
     
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  6. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoangel Old Timer

    IMG_3875.JPG IMG_3876.JPG Another molt from this beauty.
     
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  7. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    The Spider Shop has an AF in for £60 here in the UK.
     
  8. eldondominicano

    eldondominicano Arachnobaron

    Beautiful tarantula!
     
  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Just seen they've also got BCF slings in. Black colour form.
     
  10. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    What is the locality of these?

    The locality is most important for murinus as there are so many variants. It looks like BCF from Tete.
     
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  11. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Watching this species grow from sling I've been having doubts myself as the "DCF" form. It's unfortunately for me to post photos of this species as "DCF" form when it could be something else. For many months I've been under the same impression that this is "BCF" as well. The spider was imported and was sold as "DCF".

    This is the case that is one of the many reasons why I don't like posting photos of baby slings. I don't like posting something that is not true. For now on I'll just go back what I was doing before take photos of my specimens as babies but keep them for my own record. When reaching to sub-adult to adults I'll take the photos and post them once I confirm that is the right species or color variant etc.

    This is frustrating!
     
  12. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Is temperament the same as the OCF?
     
  13. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    Yeah that is frustrating.

    The DCF from Kenya/Zimbabwe is proving difficult to find. I see the Kigoma being sold as DCF here. Though, before I saw them in sales lists with BCF next to them. :confused:

    I am driving myself crazy trying to find Kenya,Zimbabwe and Botswana.

    Localities are often forgotten which is making things more difficult. :banghead:

    Yours seem to look more similar to the P. murinus Tete* which is a great murinus with some semi arboreal tendancies and the same attitude problems as the rest.

    .. one day I will have that true murinus... one day. :oldman:
     
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  14. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoangel Old Timer

    The imported stated that the Pterinochilus murinus "DCF" that is being sold in Europe which is the one I have, the locality of that species is from Mikumi Nationalpark/Tanzania. So it seems to me that Pterinochilus murinus "DCF" that some people are referring are found in different localities, with different color forms. I'm confused as hell right now so the best thing for me to do at this his point is, to trust what the importer is stating and watch my tarantula grow to adulthood before making any other assumptions.

    I don't want to confuse myself any further just because I feel that it's not looking like it should with this species. Let's just wait and see it grow a bit more.
     
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  15. Exoskeleton Invertebrates

    Exoskeleton Invertebrates Arachnoangel Old Timer

    My "DCF" is speedy, skittish and has not shown threat display yet. The usumbara however is the opposite it's the same size as my "DCF" and will show a threat display.
     
  16. Zimbabwe locality is nice! Still look for a male for my female.
     
  17. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    They are soooo lovely :-s
    You should pick up one (a cheap and easy to find orange beauty, I mean) and put near the Goddess :)
     
  18. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Thanks but no thank you friend..i'm pretty sure that species will never enter my house if can help it. :D
    Unless of course as a well meant freebie :shifty: :p
     
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  19. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Yes I understand what you mean :-s
    However I have to say that they aren't the brute monsters always depicted in general... what's IMO impressive (and a bit underestimated) is their speed and more, dash ability. They are bolts, if they wants. But as temperament, my genus Ceratogyrus are by far more grumpy :kiss:

    The Goddess? She's an angel, of course :angelic:
     
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  20. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    I don't mind grumpy, but a spider who flips on its back in defense because the light went on is a bit too much. :D
    The Goddess, well, Princess isn't hard to keep at all so far. She's happily tunneling away, i've never seen it above ground yet, but i'm actually glad she stays under. I love getting a tiny glimpse of her now and then :)
    But i'm drifting too far offtopic. Sorry Jose