Anyone shed some light on this situation?

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Arachnoprince
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Hi all,

Can anyone shed some light on what the 'true minax' is?

I have what I've learnt as the Haplopelma Minax is (velvetty black). Until justa few days ago, I recieved a spider called 'Haplopelma Aureopilosum' Which the person who sent me it -and a fair few others' say this is the 'true minax'...

This 'Aureopliosum' hs black legs with orange lines down the sides and a paler gray cephalothorax and abdomen.

Can anyone help with the confusion? If the 'aureopilosum' IS the true minax... what's the minax?!:?

Thanks

This is what I've learnt as the minax:
http://www.arachnopets.com/images/timages/hminaxc.jpg

Yet recently people are telling me that this, what I learnt as aureopilosum, is indeed the minax:
http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/Haureo2.jpg
 
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Mojo Jojo

Arachnoking
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NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!

The top picture is the true H. minax. That is why it is called H. minax.

The bottom one is H. aureopilosum. In fact, it is a female H. aureopilosum. NOT A MINAX! Not a true minax -- Not a false minax. NOT A MINAX.

IMO, the female H. aureopilosum is the best looking Haplopelma there is. Actually, I think that it is one of the best looking spiders period! But NOT A MIXAX!!!

Jon
 

conipto

ArachnoPrincess
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Yes, that is definately H. minax in the first picture, and H. sp. "aureopilosum" in the second. There is a variant of H. sp. "aureopilosum" that doesn't have the orange, but it's still visually different than the H. minax (it has banding on the leg joints, and is more a dark brown than black. But your T's are pretty clear cases in those pictures :)

Bill
 

Wade

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I think the source of this confusion is that H. auriopilosum was imported for years under the wrong name, H. minax. This mistake was recognized a couple years ago, but you still ocasionally see H. auriopilusum with the wrong name attached to it.

Wade
 
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