Saw this large T on a hike outside my house
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Saw this large T on a hike outside my house

what kind is he to?
Again, it would be very helpful if you gave more information, especially the locale where you saw this tarantula.

pitbulllady
 
I saw three different tarantulas that night i took the picture. Im sure most were males looking for females to mate. I know were a female lives in a burrow, im debating wether to catch a pregnant female. Would anyone know where i would be able to sell these, and how much maybe they go for. Things of that nature and maybe tips. Im still new to the tarantula game.
 
I don't see enlarged pedipalps here, so given the locale, the color and overall build, I'd say this is a female Aphonopelma eutylenum, or "California Ebony" tarantula.

pitbulllady
 
BoBaZ said:
Brachypelma vagans?
Not a Brachypelma vagans-i've got a large female of that species, and she has a LOT more red on her abdomen, and it's a really bright, "Christmas" red. She's also got a light buff border around her carapace, which this spider lacks. There is a blackish phase ofAphonopelma eutylenum native to California, where this was photographed, that's called a "California Ebony" in the pet trade.

pitbulllady
 
Well i went back out on my usual hike. There are so many tarantulas out there. There all the same species i belive, i go on a hike and see about 5 of them on average. I know where a couple of there little hide outs are, and i catch crickets and feed a couple of them. I just caught a male, he's a little bigger than the size of my palm. I was thinking maybe catching a female and breeding them. But then ofcourse it would reduce the number of tarantulas in that area. Let me know if anyone is interested in any of the pictures of the one i caught, and i have some pics of a couple of there nests, and comming out. There awesome shots let me know!
 
Your lucky man to have T's in the wild all over the place. Here in Iowa me and my buddy (chris 101) have to pretend to prod around in holes for the Illusive and almost never has been seen or even existed "southern Iowa too many beers not enough stuff to do Tarantula" or scientific name (Budlightnium inebriateium) and he always seems to find them....but never catch them... {D
 
Randomhero148 said:
I saw three different tarantulas that night i took the picture. Im sure most were males looking for females to mate. I know were a female lives in a burrow, im debating wether to catch a pregnant female. Would anyone know where i would be able to sell these, and how much maybe they go for. Things of that nature and maybe tips. Im still new to the tarantula game.
I would recommend if you want to breed tarantulas to buy captive bred and grow them up instead of robbing a poor mother t from her burrow, especially a gravid or sack bearing female, and depleting the natural population. Why do you think many mexican species are becoming quite endangered??
 

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