Haplopelma minax

Haplopelma minax

This spider came in w/ 25 w/c H. lividum, it had molted enroute and lost a leg, but its about 5.5", female, webby, & quick and aggressive, poss. H minax? anyone got any ideas? thanks, B.
Could be H. vonwirthi...
Check out where they were collected, the two species are very hard to differentiate w/o microscopic examination.
I have had her over a year and finding out collection data would be close to impossible, do you know here I might find the species keys to H minax and H vonworthi? I have a scope and have studied smiths work enough that I believe I would be able to I.D her if I had the key, LMK thanks for the reply,and PEACE B.
next time it molts send it to Volker von Wirth

my WILD guess is, its Chilobrachys sp.
That spider is certainly not an Haplopelma. It's a Chilobrachys dyscolus, or a close specie.
All the Haplopelma species (Including H. minax) have chevrons on the opisothoma.
Chilobrachys species have no chevrons, except C. fimbriatus and C. hardwicki.
It's definately not a member of the Haplopelma genus.
How big is it? Terrestrial/ burrower or arboreal?
she is 5.5" deffinately a terrestrial ssp., real webby, and fairly aggressive. and i'd have to agree not minax.
Looks a bit like what was sold to me as C. Andersoni. Probably Chilobrachys Sp. of some sort. I really hope they get the Asian critters all sorted out soon.
Chilobrachys dyscolus, no doubt about it also sold under various BS names as Burmese brown, Chilobrachys "burmensis", Ornithoctonus andersoni and Chilobrachys andersoni. It's easily distinguished from the Ornithoctonines by the absence of retrolateral cheliceral scopulae (sideburns) and abdominal markings. It's readily distinguished from hobby C. andersoni by having longer and stouter leg I than leg IV (in hobby andersoni legs are equal lenght).


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