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Who are the Blue Bloom Birdeater & Mexican Beauty?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by luna, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. luna

    luna Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I just got back from Whiteplains with 4 new spiders from Tommy’s table. They look awesome.

    The only problem is I am not sure about the scientific name of two of them: Blue Bloom Birdeater & Mexican Beauty. I didn’t want to monopolize his time and figured the names should be obvious if I do a search but after a bit of looking around, I’m really not sure who I brought home. I hate common names! Do you think I have a Pamphobeteus nigricolor & maybe a Brachypelma boehmei?

    I know some of you were there looking at the same spiders throughout the day… I think I recognized a few faces but felt awkward walking up and calling you by your screen name.

    Thanks for your help, Cheri
  2. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Those common names seem like they would match the Sci. ones. Do you mind getting some pics?
  3. luna

    luna Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I can take them with no problem, especially since they are in the containers I bought them in. But me posting pictures could take forever... I'll see what I can do...
  4. Lorgakor

    Lorgakor Arachnomom Old Timer

    I've also heard Mexican Beauty in reference to A. bicoloratum.
  5. Arachnokid 93

    Arachnokid 93 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Well I herd the mexican beauty was Brachypelma baumgarteni. I dont know about the other one.
  6. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Use the codes from imageshack.us or photobucket.com
  7. luna

    luna Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I am attemping the picture thing. I think I have them uploaded... where, I do not know.
  8. ChrisNCT

    ChrisNCT ChrisinTennessee Arachnosupporter

    Okay..I am very familiar with the ones at his table.

    The Mexican Beauty is the Brachypelma boehmei
    The Blue Bloom Birdeater is the Pamphobetus nigricolor
  9. spider_fan

    spider_fan Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I was almost positive that Mexican beauty was the common name for B. klassi, while B. boehmei is the mexican fireleg.
  10. luna

    luna Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thank you so much... I am getting really frustrated with the picture thing... My pictures look good to me but I can't get them on the site.

    I don't have time to put them on flickr tonight...really need to get back to work after a whole day of spider time. Someday I will figure out pictures here and then you will all have to endure my thousands of photos.

    You guys have been a wonderful help!

  11. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    One last suggestion, how about emailing them to me.. I can post them here for you. Email: paulnovak001@yahoo.com
  12. ChrisNCT

    ChrisNCT ChrisinTennessee Arachnosupporter

    It is but this is not the case....I saw the t's that were mentioned above and this is exactly one reason that the hobby uses scientific names instead of names given by dealers as they can change from person to person.
  13. luna

    luna Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I do trust Chris' familiarity with Tommy's table but I just managed to get the pictures in my profile if you want to see the spiders. After taking a few dozen pictures I noticed a tiny "p.nig" on the Blue Bloom's lid confirming that one. Its the brachypelma that I was real confussed about. I haven't seen that common name too often and heard a few common ones for B. boehmei.

    But now I'm happy with their id!
  14. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Here are Lunas pics as well..

    Blue Bloom Birdeater

    Mexican Beauty

    It is definately a B.boehmei and P.nigricolor
  15. luna

    luna Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for posting my pictures!!!
  16. P. Novak

    P. Novak ArachnoGod Old Timer

    No problem, just helping out. You should get a photobucket account. Comes in handy. Just sign up for the free one and then from there its as easy as copy and paste.
  17. moose35

    moose35 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    hi luna.. i saw you buying those today. ChrisNCT is 100% right with the id's he gave you. i have no clue why tommy uses common names.but he's done it like that for the last 10 or so years i've known him.
    next time just ask him the names he would have no problem writing them down for you.
  18. Hedorah99

    Hedorah99 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    He's pretty much said the only people that want scientific names are the people from this website. The rest of the people he sells to at shows wouldn't know what the hell Brachypelma boehmi was. I just feel bad because I keep asking his wife what the latin names for everything is.
  19. moose35

    moose35 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    tommy's wife is cool as hell also. she is the 1 who knows the prices.hehe
  20. To my knowledge what Tommy sells as Mexican Beauty is B. baumgarteni...as I bought one a couple years ago and it's definitely not B. boehmei.