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P.scrofa or Eauthlus sp. metropolitana?
Not P. scrofa or any Phrixotrichus... They arent in the hobby TMK, P. vulpinus used to be 10-15 years ago but have since died out AFAIK. The obvious difference between the two genera is the urticating patch(es). Euathlus have the single centered patch like a lot of Theraphosinae spp. whereas Phrixotrichus have two separate, side by side urticating patches. A few Euathlus spp. were labeled as Paraphysa for many years, like in the case of scrofa but when revised were transfered to Phrixothrichus so hobbyist just made the simple genus label switch unaware that their "scrofa" was not what was described and that thier specimen is a Euathlus sp., more specifically a sp. metropolitana.
 
Not P. scrofa or any Phrixotrichus... They arent in the hobby TMK, P. vulpinus used to be 10-15 years ago but have since died out AFAIK. The obvious difference between the two genera is the urticating patch(es). Euathlus have the single centered patch like a lot of Theraphosinae spp. whereas Phrixotrichus have two separate, side by side urticating patches. A few Euathlus spp. were labeled as Paraphysa for many years, like in the case of scrofa but when revised were transfered to Phrixothrichus so hobbyist just made the simple genus label switch unaware that their "scrofa" was not what was described and that thier specimen is a Euathlus sp., more specifically a sp. metropolitana.
There is actually a seller in the classified now with 2 Phrixotrichus species and I believe they are legit. I’ve seen a couple sellers with slings with 2 urticating patches, but I don’t know about the one in the classified specifically. Just saying they are becoming available but very rarely and should always ask to see a photo. :)
 
Not P. scrofa or any Phrixotrichus... They arent in the hobby TMK, P. vulpinus used to be 10-15 years ago but have since died out AFAIK....
They are both currently available in Europe, some of them will be exported to the US soon as far as I'm aware.
WC adults were very difficult to keep alive but I know someone who still has their adult female from ~2014 so it's not impossible.
 
They are both currently available in Europe, some of them will be exported to the US soon as far as I'm aware.
WC adults were very difficult to keep alive but I know someone who still has their adult female from ~2014 so it's not impossible.
Never impossible, that's why I try and choose my words wisely. ;)The urticating patch difference is obvious even as slings from what I have seen so at least there's that. Lol
 
Never impossible, that's why I try and choose my words wisely. ;)The urticating patch difference is obvious even as slings from what I have seen so at least there's that. Lol
Kinda crappy picture below from one of mine shortly after molting but yeah, absolutely obvious 😉
 

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