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What the Hell is this???????

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by rustym3talh3ad, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. moose35

    moose35 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    there is a supposed "black" form p. metallica
     
  2. do we know if its a highbred or perhaps simply a awesome color morph? ive seen people talk about DCF of the metallica....but WOW! thats truly a beauty to me...i love black T's.
     
  3. DansDragons

    DansDragons Arachnobaron

    how exactly does that look "nothing" like a P. metallica? it looks exactly like a P. metallica..it's just not so blue...lol.
     
  4. gumby

    gumby Arachnoprince

    So looks like a P. metalica to me. I know its dark but there is still a lot of blue and it looks like the patern matches.
     
  5. Tindalos

    Tindalos Arachnoknight

    i know i would prefer a DCF over a regular metallica
    are they harder to come by than a reg?
     
  6. Barbara L.

    Barbara L. Arachnopeon

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    some people suppose, that the dark colour is a sign of "old age"...
    Greetings
    Barbara
     
  7. Jmugleston

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince

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    Looks like a P. metallica to me. I think Rick West has pictures of both the blue and the black/dark P. metallica on his website.
     
  8. Fran

    Fran Arachnoprince

    We will see in a couple of days some adult female P metallicas
    "rare Black form" or something like that for some ridiculous prices.
    I would bet money on this.
     
  9. Aarantula

    Aarantula Arachnobaron

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    Wow, that looks wicked!! I'd definitely get one in my collection if they become available!
     
  10. Jmugleston

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince

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    Uh oh. Don't be giving them too many ideas! {D
     
  11. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    In my opinion P. metallica are not as blue when they get older. They prob are the most striking blue when they are about 4 inches.

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    Not anymore. Dont know why those pics arn't up anymore along with the "brown morph".

    Later, Tom
     
  12. Mine is the dark color variety. I will post a pic tomorrow. It was born in 2004. I think I would have prefered a more striking blue one.
     
  13. Vidaro

    Vidaro Arachnobaron

    come on then...:p
     
  14. Sorry, I've been super busy. It was real dark but now a took another look at it and only the back half is really dark. OK now I wil seriously try to get a pic up tomorrow night. No joke.
     
  15. OK, here she is. Keep in mind that this is without a flash. But also, the flash really doesn't make much of a diference. I did mate her last month. I wonder if the dark abdomen could be the result of gravidity.

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  16. Gorgeous T! This whole dark form/blue form thing is quite interesting...

    I would LOVE to have a black one! The blue ones, I couldn't care less for lol
     
  17. Anastasia

    Anastasia Arachnoprince

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    what a beaute!
    I use to own one of the 'Black' metallicas, sold it
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  18. i wouldnt go as far as to say i dont care, they are both magnificent beasts...but i (being a metal head and having that "black is the new black" personality) love black T's...someday i will own a black form metallica as well as a Lampropelma nigerrimum. G. pulchra although another ubber black T i hate waiting for them to grow up lmao so ill end up probably spending a lot of money for a sub adult.
     
  19. sharpfang

    sharpfang Arachnoangel

    She's a beauty JD!

    And pretty Plump.......Good luck!