Aphonopelma Paloma *PIC*

Brandon

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Hello all,
Since Im not sure how to post the pic here I put it under the link below. Take into account that is a mature female and the tube she is in is only 2 inches across.




Let me know what you think.

Sincerely,

Brandon

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MrDeranged

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Very cool, but I have to say if I saw that T somewhere, I would think it was a sling. Not a mature female....

Scott
 

JacenBeers

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How can that possible be a mature female? Is this just a silly joke?
 

Henry Kane

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There are some sp. of T that even as mature adults are dwarfed by that one there. Like the Aphonopelma mojaviensis. That one maxes out (both sexes) at under 5/8 inch (1.6 Cm).

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Henry Kane

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Hey Brandon. I think that's pretty cool! :) How can you tell she's mature though. Did you examine a molt, or is that particular sp. just really tiny in general?

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Brandon

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Aphonopelma Paloma

Atrax,
I also caught a mature male who also maxies out at 1 inch just under her. Also her sexual organs a very well developed.

Sincerely,

Brandon
 

savian

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Nice pic. I'm hopeing to one day get a H. Villosela they also max at about 1 inch in size.:D ;) :)
 

MrT

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Brandon,
Thats a sweet T.
Do those burrow under Lg. rocks? I've not seen one in the metro Phx. area. By the way, I'm not asking where you caught it.:) ;)

Ernie
 

Brandon

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Aphonopelma Paloma

Ernie,
Ill tell you this much im not one to share info, but I could maby help you get started. Why dont you email me at Versicolorking@aol.com and well get started from there.

Sincerely,

Brandon
 

JacenBeers

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Wow I am impressed I didnt know there were tarantulas that matured that small. Do they grow as slow as other spiders or are they extremely quick to mature?
 

Brandon

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Jacen,
Im not sure what the groth rate is, I would safly assume though it is about normal for most Aphonopelmas. Which isnt to fast. I do have a younge one however so I will keep track when it grows, and let everyone know.

Sincerely,

Brandon
 
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