Avicularia Avicularia
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Avicularia Avicularia

Hey everyone I need help identifying my Avic. Does it look like a common or Morph type 6? I honestly can't tell them apart.
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It's not a morphotype #6 (aka hobby "metallica" or hobby sp. "Kwitara River") Those two morphotypes aren't too hard to tell apart if you know what to look for... M#6 are generally a couple inches bigger full grown, they have very grizzled (thick white tipped) leg setae and the adult coloration of the abdominal gaurd setae is light brown. M#6 also lack the reddish tufts of setae on the hind legs...Your Avicularia avicularia is not grizzled (discreetly grizzled at best) with reddish abdominal gaurd setae and reddish setae on hind legs. Therefore, we can eliminate M#5 - M#7 as a possible ID. M#1-M#4 have pretty much the same characteristics as yours but M#2 - M#4 are extremely rare in comparison to the common M#1. Guyana is still exporting thousands of their M#1s & M#6s to the US. Demand is a lot higher since Chile stopped sending their wild caught rose hairs (Grammostola spp.) to stock shelves. I have noticed the disappearance of Chilean Grammostola anything at pet stores and expos. Now Guyana is filling that void with their Avicularia. They were common before the export restrictions but now, they're literally everywhere. 😅
 

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