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Genus Sericopelma

Discussion in 'Tarantula Pictures' started by Swifty, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Swifty

    Swifty Arachnobaron Old Timer

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    Sericopelma melanotarsum

    This is a 5" female! I'd sure like to get a breeding project going on these in the future. We need more of these!
     
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  2. metallica

    metallica Arachnoking Old Timer

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    nice T! any chance you could post a macro of the metatarsus?
     
  3. manville

    manville Arachnoking Old Timer

  4. nemesis6sic6

    nemesis6sic6 Arachnoangel Old Timer

    yeah

    Very nice looking T. I love the tarsus on this species they look like Theraphosa, Pamphobeteus, Xenesthis(butt), Megaphobema with a hint of P. irminia :D

    are they closely related?

    never seen one before but man is it beautiful
     
  5. Swifty

    Swifty Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Well, this camera has a very poor macro ability, only a 2.1 megapixel. I'd have to get out the ol 35mm for a good shot, but that takes awhile to get developed
     
  6. Swifty

    Swifty Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Re: yeah

    Well, I'm not sure about how closely related they would be to Psalmopoeus, but they do have that irminia charm on the metatarsus. From what I know, they keep it into adulthood. Males look very strange when they mature, spindley and orangish.
    I'd sure like to get my hands on some more spiderlings. This one was a spiderling in '02, I believe from European stock. Haven't seen them since.
     
  7. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Most of the colour of the metatarsus will fade away into adulthood.

    click here for a pic of an adult male.

    Not an easy specie to keep btw in my opinion, they don't like it too warm. Have 3 females bred and have sub-males for next years breeding.

    regards,
    Alex
     
  8. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    freshly molted adult female
     

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  9. metallica

    metallica Arachnoking Old Timer

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    holy smoke thanx Alex! how did i ever miss that post???

    regards
    Eddy
     
  10. vulpina

    vulpina Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Nice looking T Kelly!!

    Andy
     
  11. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    freshly molted adult female
     

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  12. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    mating 1
     

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  13. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    mating 2
     

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  14. Navaros

    Navaros Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Awesome pics! The male looks so cool. :eek:
     
  15. manville

    manville Arachnoking Old Timer

    nice tarantula..nice pictures
     
  16. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    One of the females made an eggsack.

    sorry for the bad quality but i did not want to disturb the female.
     

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  17. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    another female
     

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  18. hooale

    hooale Arachnosquire Old Timer

    something else. this spider has also been offered under another name: Sericopelma silvicola Valerio, 1980.

    Does anybody has some input on this?

    thanks,
    Alex
     
  19. Swifty

    Swifty Arachnobaron Old Timer


    Way to go Alex! I wish you the best of luck!!
     
  20. spiderPeter

    spiderPeter Arachnosquire Old Timer

    My male matured few weeks ago, so I made some pictures....
    1 female mated, next 3 to go... :razz:
    Enjoy them!