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Chaos4eva, Oct 17, 2019
    • Dman
      Looks like A. seemanni
    • atraxrobustus
      That is A seemani probably approaching molt giving her colors. (noting that the stripes are usually more contrasted against the darker color.)
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    • Chaos4eva
    • atraxrobustus
      @Chaos4eva It would be interesting indeed to see what kind of colors you get after a molt, as while I think that is A. seemani with a large confidence, it could also be P. irmina . The major difference is that P. irminia is a bit more aggressive, has stronger venom as compared to most other new worlds (though not quite as strong as most old worlds) and lacks urticating hairs, despite being a new world species. In terms of marking A. seemani tends to feature a near white stripe where as P. irmina tends to be a darker "black" with vibrant contrasting gold stripes.
    • Chaos4eva
    • Liquifin
      @atraxrobustus P. irminia?? That's a solid 100% A. seemanni. Striping contrast against darker color is not a sign of premolt. A P. irminia has a different body structure than the T. in photo because it's an arboreal species, meaning it lives up on trees and high places. Unlike the typical the A. seemanni in the picture, arboreal species are not heavy bodied like most terrestrial T.'s and a majority of them tend to have smaller bodies in comparison to terrestrial T.'s ;).

      @Chaos4eva What you have is an A. seemanni and definitely doesn't not look like premolt. Just note that A. seemanni have burrowing tendencies and likes a bit of moisture to the substrate.
    • atraxrobustus
      @Liquifin From my understanding and what I could find on it P. irminia was a terrestrial. While striping contrast per se isn't a sign of a molt - the overall drabness as compared to standard reference pictures would tend to be a pretty good sign given that here the stripes are not as vibrant as compared with the standard reference photos.
    • Liquifin
      @atraxrobustus P. irminia is arboreal along with it's cousins in the Psalmopoeus genus. The whole Psalmopoeus genus are all arobreal with a small bit of terrestrial by creating dirt curtains and whatnot. They're arboreal, but not strict arboreal like the Avicularia's. I don't have a P. irminia, but I do have it's cousin the P. cambridgei.
    • Dman
      @atraxrobustus Definitely not a P. irminia for sure. You are correct however on all the other characteristics of the Psalmopoeus genus as far as stronger venom and lack of urticating hairs and they are much more defensive for sure than most new worlds.
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