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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by toenailsoup, Nov 11, 2018.
i know this sound ridiculous but are there any white tarantulas
All white? None that i know of but partially white there are several. H. maculata, S. calceatum, most of the pokies.
most pokies have lots of white on them...I dont recommend it their venom can be pretty bad(coming from the guy who sticks his hand in the change water, but they are pretty fast and skittish definitely recommend experience in GBB to have enough exp for a Psalm...and OW exp too(which requires a different level up set)...then pokie). I dont own any other Pokies over than P met, and I spent a pretty penny on it.
Only T with most white is H mac.
The color isn’t always pure white.
There is one white T that hasn't been mentioned yet. Very rare to see this albino T, let alone get a photo, but now...evidence!
As said above Heteroscodra maculata is mostly white, but not completely white if that’s what your looking for. Some of the pokies like P. vittata and P. regalis also have quite a bit of white on them
P.lugardi is the closest to a fully white T imo. Especially when freshly molted.
M balfouri is white/cream/offwhite, besides the blue legs.
lots of white on N. chromatus
Reviving this thread because I just found out about the “ghost tarantula” which is pretty pale. http://ecopathsim.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-species-2008-australian-tarantulas.html
In the same article they referenced a rumour about a tarantula that’s even lighter and is actually white
That ghost tarantula still doesn't look white to me. That article was also published in 2008, so I think that after 10 years of knowing about this rumor of a white tarantula someone would have shown us something. I'm a little skeptical of rumors.
S. hoffmani is a NW that has a fair amount of white.
Well yeah, it’s more light grey than white but to be fair balfouri was suggested so I thought I’d share. Also I wouldn’t be so sure about them appearing in the hobby just yet since 2008, there’s so many species that are known and still not available like Selenotholus sp black, Phlogius sp banded, the Australian arboreals/semi arboreals, rattlesnake tarantulas, etc
EDIT: in fact Steve Nunn, the guy who collected the individual, commented on my Facebook post and apparently it’s the only one that’s ever been collected
Just searched images of those. Really cool looking. Do they have a horn/button on the carapace? Thats what it looks like in the pictures but i thought that was only present on a select few baboons (Ceratogyrus genus)
Yes, its the lone NW with a horn....although its barely a horn compared to something like marshalli.
Yeah, I have one that's about 2-2.5" DLS. Wish I could tell you if it has a horn yet, haha... it's pretty secretive. I've never seen it come to the surface out of its burrow the whole time I've had it. Not sure if that's normal for them. Perhaps @cold blood knows.
Yeah, ive heard that about them.
That's awesome! i will add it to my already way too long of a wishlist.