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B. albiceps or A. anax? [1/4]

i here they can be very difficult to tell apart, and i don’t personally know the defining characteristics of either genus. I got this boy because i suspected B. albiceps but it was sold with a common name only, “arizona brown” which i don’t. think actually refers to anything...

B. albiceps or A. anax? [1/4]
Theneil, Jun 12, 2019
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    • FrDoc
      That’s B. albiceps. A. anax colors are more subdued.
    • N0M3RCY117
      Did you just listen to the latest Tom’s Big spiders podcast? This was one of the subjects he discussed, so it would be a crazy coincidence if you hadn’t. :)

      Anyway, looks like a B Albiceps to me. The bright orange on the carapace and the very dark body are the clues. From what I’ve seen, the Anax is more brown, with a darker caramel colored head.

      I don’t own either, though, so take this with a grain of salt. I just googled both and compared.
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    • Theneil
      Picture is fresh MM yesterday or this morning.

      If you can tell me any defining charactaristics for the two species (or any other look alikes that i might not know about)

      I will upload more pictures shorly
    • Theneil
      @N0M3RCY117 LOL. Actually i did, but i was told it was probably female so i was gonna wait a molt and then post pictures.

      i have heard that the color of the anax is pretty variable so i just wanted to be 100% sure before his life as a prostitute begins.
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    • FrDoc
      @Theneil Gigolo sounds so much more refined.
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    • Theneil
      Aditional pictures of the spider when it was Penultimate.

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    • viper69
      I've seen B albiceps in person. This is definitely albiceps. Anax from my limited experience are not nearly this bright, esp on the abdomen.
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