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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 Old Timer

    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

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

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince

    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

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

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince

    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.


    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.

  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 Old Timer

    what a beaute!
    I use to own one of the 'Black' metallicas, sold it
  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!