Dolichothele sp.
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Dolichothele sp.

In pet trade, they are known as D. rufoniger.
Any explanations about these?
Why just in pet trade?
Etc...
Described D. rufoniger is not blue/purple, actually, it is not blue/purple at all. I don't know what this is, but it ain't D. rufoniger for sure and I don't know how they were spread as D. rufoniger ib pet trade, but they were.
 
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Well, colour isn't the best feature. But sometimes it can be the first hint.
I'm afraid there is a great mess in the pet trade, especially in the genus Dolichothele.
In the case of the so called "mineirum" i got fortunatly enough usefull material to show the fault.

See here
living specimens: https://www.facebook.com/theraphosi...nUZEWMN6qVJkptJRswUoz6d9LVF1aBg2dvyK9AiRSUV8l

and the bulbs with the TA: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=4799328596841844&set=a.445577192217028
 
Well, colour isn't the best feature.
I know, man. But in this scenario, the "blue rufoniger" was already checked and it didnt match with the "described rufoniger", this blue one might be a new species.

D. mineirum has the same problem, I don't know how things are in Germany but around here, there are two individuals named as D. mineirum, and both of them dont match the D. mineirum description.

I'm afraid there is a great mess in the pet trade, especially in the genus Dolichothele
Agree 100%. Since I'm a hobbyst, I keep my specimens labeled as they come to me. But I'm well aware about this mess, unfortunately. Lol.
 

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