Hysterocrates _______ ?
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Hysterocrates _______ ?

I got this at a pet shop. They had it labeled as a P. Murinus (lol) but it looks like a H. Gigas but she let me handle her and didn't even hiss which as I understand it is uncharacteristic for H. Gigas. What is this species???
please explain how you can tell it is a "gigas" just from looking at one photo.
Me and many others would like to know.
 
In that lighting it seems more C. Crawshayi-ish... if it turns a dark gray/black in the next molt I'd say H. Gigas is a good bet though... Multiple photos would help...
 
Robert Jordan said:
In that lighting it seems more C. Crawshayi-ish... if it turns a dark gray/black in the next molt I'd say H. Gigas is a good bet though... Multiple photos would help...
Def not crawshayi. You can tell the difference from crawshayi-Hy. ssp's just by looking at the carapace/chel. shape.
 
i can tell because i have got good experience with tarantulas. the coloration and the build fit the species. also the genus is rather small and h gigas are easier to get. the H hercules is black.
 
SmallAra123 said:
This is a King Baboon tarantula. Look at the back legs. They are chunky so that indicates a female King Baboon!
There are other species with "chunky back legs" that we shouldn't rule out so quickly.:)
 
Rick McJimsey said:
please explain how you can tell it is a "gigas" just from looking at one photo.
Me and many others would like to know.
Rick, it's obvious by the shape of the ruler and the way his hand turns pink when he holds the T and the fact that those are Levi's (you can tell by the blue coloration) that this species is definitely H. gigas. We all had a good laugh that you didn't see the obvious! (snicker, snicker) :razz:
 

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