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T. Stirmi or apophysis?

I had bought this little guy as an Apophysis, but I’m noticing the back feet are hardly even pink. Shouldn’t they all be a noticeable pink for it to be an apophysis?

T. Stirmi or apophysis?
DerekG4, Mar 10, 2019
    • dangerforceidle
      T. stirmi, IMO.

      T. apophysis should have the light "pink" markings on all 8 legs rather than just the front 4.
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    • DerekG4
      Damn it, looks like I got gypped. Still a cool T but now I’m a little upset.
    • lostbrane
      I don't know if this is anything to go by, but all pictures of juvenile T. apophysis I have seen have had a noticeable carapace pattern in comparison to other Theraphosa.
    • Teds ts and Inverts
      My T. stirmi hit around 5"-5.5" in legspan around Mid-November, and at that size, there is noticeably less hair on the patellas when compared to the rest of the legs. Like T. blondi, T. apophysis' hairs go all the way up the leg, so that's another way you can tell. But just by judging your pic, I'd be willing to say that this is a T. stirmi.
    • Teds ts and Inverts
      If you still really want one, Arachnoiden has T. apophysis slings available. :)
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