looks like the standard h gigas to me
Def not crawshayi. You can tell the difference from crawshayi-Hy. ssp's just by looking at the carapace/chel. shape.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...
There are other species with "chunky back legs" that we shouldn't rule out so quickly.SmallAra123 said:This is a King Baboon tarantula. Look at the back legs. They are chunky so that indicates a female King Baboon!
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: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.