A Grammastola question

bugguy1

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This may seem like a stupid question but I need to ask anyway. Are Grammastola cala, spatulata and rosea considered three separate species?:?
 

defour

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G. rosea and G. cala still exist, but only G. rosea is represented in the market. G. spatulata is a junior synonym of G. rosea and is no longer used.

Steve
 

belewfripp

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Technically of the three only G. rosea still exists. G. spatulata was synonymised with G. rosea, as was G. cala by Schmidt in 1998. Despite the cala synonymy, a lot of folks, like Rick West, believe that cala is a seperate species and that Schmidt was mistaken in synonymising the two. Until someone reverses it, though, G. rosea is the only one of the three that is a valid name.

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bugguy1

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So what would your recommendations be as far as breeding? I have a proven female breeder of rosea and a male that when sold to me went by the name cala...should I attempt a pairing?
 

defour

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Originally posted by bugguy1
So what would your recommendations be as far as breeding? I have a proven female breeder of rosea and a male that when sold to me went by the name cala...should I attempt a pairing?
Yes. From what I've heard, G. cala is certainly not in the trade now, and if it ever was it was a long time ago. I'd go right ahead and mate them.

Steve
 
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