A. purpurea

zonbonzovi

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Not sure what happened to my original post but here are a few pics from the recent sac...

After separating bad eggs


Wee ones



Cluster
 

LadySharon

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I have a question related to this... I HAVE a A purpurea - but havn't seen them for sale in a while. instead I've seen Avaculara sp. peru purple. - OR just avaculara sp. purple (bought one listed like that from ken the bug guy.)

I started to wonder if there was a reclassification going on. How are these three "species" related? anyone know? I'd like to know if I have two different species - or just one if they dropped the "purpurea" name for some reason.

So how many babies did you end up with?


- Sharon
 

zonbonzovi

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Sharon, they are indeed different & no reclassification to my knowledge. Someone else will prob. know better, but I think "Peru purples" are yet to be properly classified? I won't jink myself with a final count, but currently there are about 25-30 eggs w/ legs. Cheers...
 

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Two diff sp. A purpurea very distinct and can't be mistaken for any other T. A sp Peru purple, although distinct, its part of the avi problem of not being properly classified.

A sp. Peru purple


A purpurea



Two dif sp

PIG-
 

bliss

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I agree with Warpig.

by the way, zonbonzovi, I might be contacting you soon. I have acquired a M/F pair of purpurea recently, so I will probably hit you up for some slings in hopes that my purpurea project progresses forward.
 

LadySharon

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ok but is there a difference between the "peru purple" and just "purple" On the order list from ken the bug guy it's listed as "1 x Avicularia sp purple - 1 inch "

Is that the same? (I may have to email ken - just wondered if anyone knew off the top of their head)

I didn't care as long as it was "purple" in color. :) currently it's still a soft purple grey sling, no other colors as indicated in your pics. It doesn't look too different as a sling as my A purpurea when it was a sling.

Anyway I've had bad luck with purpureas - I HAD three, but lost two (they were sack mates though ) - I know other's have had trouble with vercis but I've had trouble with these. go figure.

Anyway I'd LOVE to pick up another one or two or so - just as back up. (and maybe I'll breed them someday) But wanted to get the species thing straight so I don't mess up. :)

Thanks for the replys!

- Sharon
 

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Two diff sp. A purpurea very distinct and can't be mistaken for any other T. A sp Peru purple, although distinct, its part of the avi problem of not being properly classified.

A sp. Peru purple


A purpurea



Two dif sp

PIG-
Warpig, thanks for the assessment. I was actually wondering the same myself and haven't had the time to do a decent study on these two species.
Thanks again for your time.
 

zonbonzovi

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Part deux!

Much faster turnaround time...3 weeks post mating this year compared to 3 months last year:

 

mcluskyisms

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Awesome and congratulations!!! :)

They most certainly have to be my favourite Avicularia.
 

zonbonzovi

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Thanks, guys! Mc...didn't you just open a sac of these? How they doin'?
 

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Kudos to you! She is a fast worker. :clap: Hope everything goes well. I pulled my Azuraklaasi sac and it was infertile. :wall: Darn male was still living with her....just can't figure out how that can happen. Diane
 

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Development has been pretty quick since I pulled the sac on 5/4. They were just staring to show leg at that point in time. These are from yesterday. A few are slooowwwly separating from the herd.




The eggs are smaller this time around, but because of the increased humidity the surviving number has been at least 3x better.
 

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Congrats on the sac! :D

When we plunge into breeding, this is the species I want to start with. I am fairly certain ours is female, so I will sex the molt next time and find out for sure.
 

mcluskyisms

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Mc...didn't you just open a sac of these? How they doin'?
Nah man, I paired my female and she started looking good to lay then she moulted out... :(

Luckily I held onto the male so I'm feeding her up for another pairing.

Congratulations again :)
 
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