Phormictopus what??
boina

Phormictopus what??

I bought this as P. sp. 'green'. Now he matured and I honestly can't see much, if any, green. It's not P. cancerides, at least not the normal form, since he looked completely different from cancerides as a juvenile. He still has a lighter carapace irl than cancerides and darker, less metallic legs.

This is the juvenile coloring and I think you can see green femurs, so is this supposed to be P. sp. 'green femur'? AKA 'South Hispaniola'? I'm thrown off by the lack of green in the MM.
 
Phormictopus sp. green (gold carapace)

Different from ‘green femur’ , the latter having very green femurs.
 
@KezyGLA Ok, so sp. 'gold carapace' doesn't have any green as adult? How sad. He certainly has a golden carapace, so that sounds pretty convincing.
 
@KezyGLA I'm going to make sure to get a molt from one of his sisters to compare the spermathecae. That's going to be a while, though, they already molted this year.
 
So, my conclusions after reading the whole Phormictopus article slowly and in detail:

1. This is most likely as @KezyGLA said P. sp. green (gold carapace). The long legged, slender build fits, too, only it doesn't have green legs, like it is supposed to have...:meh:

2. My P. platus really need a new label, they are P. auratus (I knew that before).

3. My P. cautus 'violet' is actually sp. 'Dominican purple' - very pretty purple.

4. I need P. sp. 'full green'! I wanted a green spider and I don't have one now :sour:.
 

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