Aphonopelma, Possible dwarf? Paloma?
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Aphonopelma, Possible dwarf? Paloma?

Another rescue from my pool, NW Tucson area, 3400' elevation. DLS is about 1.5 inches. At first I thought it was "just" a juvenile A Chalcodes, but after watching it for a while and looking at pics, seems to be much more mature and doesn't resemble what a Chalcodes should look like at that size.
I have a New River chalcodes exactly the same size as your sling. Similar in body, identical abdomen--but its carapace is more golden, and its legs are tan from the feet to three digits up the leg structure on all legs, unlike your sling. I don't believe it's a chalcodes you have there.
 
On the other hand, once you think you've establish an ID, I would still wait a couple of molts before labeling this creature unless you're ABSOLUTELY certain. They sure can change from shed to shed! :shifty:
 
Haha very true! If it molts and all of sudden has grown a bunch it's probably not a Paloma. I'm just happy to have another T!
 

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