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Avicularia variegata?

Was given to me by a petstore that was closing. They said it’s Avicularia variegata, but it was also being kept terrestrially. Just wanted a second opinion.

Avicularia variegata?
aarachnid, Nov 11, 2019
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    • MrGhostMantis
      Looks like it to me.
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    • RezonantVoid
      Just looks like regular Avic Avic to me from this shot, but could be wrong. Pretty sure @The Grym Reaper keeps Variegata though, he may be able to offer some insight
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    • cold blood
      You cant tell with juvie colors....you will need to wait till adulthood to even make an educated guess.
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    • Roboto22
      This looks exactly like my Avicularia Metallica. Im almost certain that is what it is. A. Metallicas have that pattern on their rumps that a regular avic does not. I have one of each species the exact same size and there is a clear difference between the two in my specimens.
    • MrGhostMantis
      I actually agree.
    • cold blood
    • Roboto22
      I have to disagree since I have 2 avics the exact same size, one is an A. avicularia and the other an A. metallica or Morph 6. My A. avicularia has a solid black abdomen with redish hairs torwards the top of the abdomen by the carapace. My A. metallica does not have a solid black abdomen and instead has the tiger pattern on the rump along with the silverish sheen to the setae as does the avic pictured above. If you look up pictures of juvie A avivs they do not have the tiger pattern. However any pic you look up of an A. Metallica does show them with a tiger pattern on the rump. Fear Not Tarantulas has a pic of an A. Metallica juvie for reference and they are definetely a group of spider loving fanatics that you can trust to be accurate.
    • Roboto22
      The A. Variegata also has a tiger like pattern on the rump but it is different looking than the tiger pattern on an A. Metallica. The Variegata also has a powdery blue hue to it intead of a silvery sheen like the metallicas in my experience observing specimens of juvies of all three in person.
    • RezonantVoid
      @Roboto22 I find this interesting because going through both google images and the gallery search here on AB, nearly all photos of AA morph 6/metallica have a jet black abdomen... Comparing both species at sling-juvi stage, I see almost no difference in colour. Although to my discredit, i've never seen any Avic in person before
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    • cold blood
      @Roboto22 dude, I breed both, juvies look identical.
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