Grammostola pulchripes, Aphonopelma seemanni, or Other?
8thprodigy

Grammostola pulchripes, Aphonopelma seemanni, or Other?

Grammostola pulchripes or Aphonopelma seemanni? Other?
Looks like it could be an A. seemani to me. Possibly the "blue color form"/Guatemalan stripe knee. Still pretty small though, making photo ID even less reliable....

Mind if i ask why you doubt the ID you were given?
 
@Theneil Thanks for the input! He mentioned that he thought it could also be Grammostola pulchripes, but he admitted that he wasn't sure. I googled images of G. pulchripes slings and thought she/he looked a lot similar to them, so I wanted to get other opinions.
 
I wouldn't make any guesses until it starts developing it's adult colors. It should be pretty easy to tell by the 2 inch mark. If it's a G.pulchripes, the wait shouldn't be too long
 
Is the care for G. pulchripes slings and A. Seemanni slings similar? Are there any marked differences in husbandry that are particularly important to note? @PidderPeets
 
@8thprodigy, as slings you can keep them the same. :) I house my slings in 2 oz deli cups (it's been proven to help them grow faster), but it's not necessary. Other than that, it's as simple as keeping a bit of the substrate moist. Once it reaches the 2 inch mark or so is when the husbandry will depend on which species it is. G. pulchripes will need it to be on the drier side, but A. seemani will prefer a bit of moisture
 

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