[Inquiry] Aphonopelma availability question

Stella Maris

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I've been looking online-at least at the major U.S. online retailers-and I generally only see A. seemani or A.chalcodes being sold.

I know those two species tend to be the most widespread and bred in captivity, but is it possible to find other American species (A. hentzi or A. marxi?) or non-American speciesavailable by online retailers/owners?

Probably a stupid question but I am fairly new to this hobby and would love to add other Aphonopelma species to my collection in the near future. :)
 

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I've been looking online-at least at the major U.S. online retailers-and I generally only see A. seemani or A.chalcodes being sold.

I know those two species tend to be the most widespread and bred in captivity, but is it possible to find other American species (A. hentzi or A. marxi?) or non-American species available by online retailers/owners?

Probably a stupid question but I am fairly new to this hobby and would love to add other Aphonopelma species to my collection in the near future. :)
Not a stupid question; this genus is pretty cool.

A hentzi slings are pretty widely available. Search for hentzi on this forum and look for the seller "inland Sea" (or something like that).

Edit: i don't think they have any hentzi at this time.

There's another seller on this forum (@Triprion) who sometimes has wild caught and captive bred Aphonopelma. That's where I got my vorhiesi, gabelli, eutylenum (adult), etc. According to the DM I got a couple weeks back he had iodius, gabelli, and marxi slings.

I can unhesitatingly recommend both sellers (although Inland Sea doesn't always list the sizes correctly).

If you find other sources, please let me know. I would like to add more Ts to my collection.
 

Jeff23

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I've been looking online-at least at the major U.S. online retailers-and I generally only see A. seemani or A.chalcodes being sold.

I know those two species tend to be the most widespread and bred in captivity, but is it possible to find other American species (A. hentzi or A. marxi?) or non-American speciesavailable by online retailers/owners?

Probably a stupid question but I am fairly new to this hobby and would love to add other Aphonopelma species to my collection in the near future. :)
I don't see a lot of juvenile or adults in Aphonopelma other than the two you mention at official sellers. Some individuals may sell WC in the classifieds sometimes. But you can get some species in small slings.

http://www.pinchersandpokies.com/store/c2/All_Tarantulas.html
 

Screamingreenmachine

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I'd say keep your eyes peeled for what's being offered over at swiftsinverts. Sometimes they have some really cool aphonopelma species for sale. Right now, they only have two species, but a few months ago swifts had several species for sale.

http://www.swiftinverts.com
 

Magenta

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Swift's has A. iodious right now.

Oh man, half the threads here end up putting more species on my want list. :p
 

Goodlukwitthat

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My gf spoke with Swift yesterday and he's getting new stuff in and will be updating his website ^_^. You could always post WTB in the classifieds section and maybe you'll get an inbox or two. Jamiestarantulas sometimes gets A. hentzi slings in stock (those were the first 2 I ever purchased). With the weather warming up the online sellers should have new updates with their stock, in that case, patience is virtue :p Good luck in your search ^_^
 

Jeff23

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I have bought some from both Swifts and Pinchers & Pokies. Both sellers are trustworthy. If you like Aphonopelma they are not hard to keep beyond having your patience on the growth. I created a pre-made burrow on mine next to the plastic below a piece of cork bark and almost all of them used that choice and have expanded on the burrow.
 

Stella Maris

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Unfortunately due to a number of reasons I can't buy online right now. :( I'll have to wait for future opportunities.

I think my question was more along the lines of just "general" availability, since there are so many species of Aphonopelma. I already have 13 tarantulas and not a single one of them is a North American species. I just love the variety of species of Aphonopelma. Would especially love to obtain a captive bred A. marxi/behlei some day; I just love the jet black tarantulas.
 

Jeff23

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Unfortunately due to a number of reasons I can't buy online right now. :( I'll have to wait for future opportunities.

I think my question was more along the lines of just "general" availability, since there are so many species of Aphonopelma. I already have 13 tarantulas and not a single one of them is a North American species. I just love the variety of species of Aphonopelma. Would especially love to obtain a captive bred A. marxi/behlei some day; I just love the jet black tarantulas.
Keep in mind that the male marxi is jet black, but the female is kind of a dark bluish color rather than black. But it is still a beautiful tarantula.
MALE
http://www.birdspiders.com/gallery/...onopelma-sp-male-Canyon-de-Chelly-Arizona-USA
FEMALE
See the marxi in Post #43
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/exoskeleton-invertebrates-picture-thread.284704/page-3#post-2496499
Another pic of female
http://www.birdspiders.com/gallery/...male-Bradshaw-Mtns-6000-feet-elev-Arizona-USA

Best of luck in getting it.
 

Jeff23

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Keep in mind that the male marxi is jet black, but the female is kind of a dark bluish color rather than black. But it is still a beautiful tarantula.
MALE
http://www.birdspiders.com/gallery/...onopelma-sp-male-Canyon-de-Chelly-Arizona-USA
FEMALE
See the marxi in Post #43
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/exoskeleton-invertebrates-picture-thread.284704/page-3#post-2496499
Another pic of female
http://www.birdspiders.com/gallery/...male-Bradshaw-Mtns-6000-feet-elev-Arizona-USA

Best of luck in getting it.
I need to correct myself on this. I should have checked the Taxonomic revision for description first. They are described as the same colors. I believe it is just coincidence that the males appear to be darker in some of the photos shown online. They are described as shades of black in the official document, but the tarantulas actually have hues of deep blue in them. I bought some of this species and that is what was provided to me. Mine are too small to tell.
 
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