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Pathara

Avicularia urticans?

Bought her long time ago labeled as Avicularia urticans. Is this correct?

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Avicularia urticans?
Pathara, Aug 30, 2019
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    • Venom1080
      Urticans is currently lumped with almost every other purple Avicularia into juruensis morphotype 2. M1 is most of the tan/yellow Avicularia.

      I have never seen any juruensis M2 with blue like that. Looks similar to A variegata.. but the carapace looks like neither juruensis or variegata, and looks more like Avicularia avicularia..

      Actually, is she freshly molted? Because juruensis M2 can get that "so purple it's blue" look to them for a while after molting.
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    • CEC
      Avicularia urticans is a junior synonym of juruensis, what Schmidt described is considered morphotype #2. This looks to be a variant of Avicularia avicularia IMO. But to easily eliminate species, all one has to do is measure the front and hind legs. Avicularia avicularia leg IV is 10% longer than leg I. With the other two species mentioned their legs are the same length.
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    • Pathara
      @Venom1080 Thanks a lot - yes,1week fresh molt. I will wait for more to check her again.
      @CEC Thanks a lot
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