Aphonopelma seemani molting question

catfishrod69

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ok here are the before and after shots of the molted T.....akward? and it still looks just plain black....
 
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Chris_Skeleton

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Looks like it hooked out to me. Check under it's first two legs for tibial hooks, if it has them it's now a Mature Male.
 

catfishrod69

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ok will try and do...howcome it would have the female coloring then molt into male coloring though? thanks


Looks like it hooked out to me. Check under it's first two legs for tibial hooks, if it has them it's now a Mature Male.
 

Joanie

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Most (or all? correct me if needed, Aphonopelma keepers) of the Aphonopelma spp males turn black when they mature. When they're immature they sport the standard colors of their species.
 

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ok will try and do...howcome it would have the female coloring then molt into male coloring though? thanks
There is no "female" coloring. There is a color and pattern sported by immatures and females, but male tarantulas of many species often are a different color after they experience their ultimate molt.

If you think this is remarkable, you should see the change in some species of Pamphobeteus. The mature males are a stunning iridescent magenta.
 

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Seems it's already been stated in a roundabout way, but that's a mature male. ;)
 
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