THe problem is that the tarantula world is already messed up as it is. Adding more species would make it harder to correctly ID which species is which. I am pretty sure reptiles are much easier to ID then arachnids.I see zero problem with this. Reptiles have been hybridized for years and it makes for some cool crosses. As long as the person buying one know it is a hybrid, what is the problem? Now I say all this assuming making hybrids does not cause any sort of physical abnormality(like a persian cat having a hard time breathing because foolish people like that look).
What is your point? The cleaner we keep species unhybridized, gives us that much more of a chance to keep breeding T's in captivity long after their habitats are destroyed. Which is happening at an alarming rate for Avicularia and Poecilotheria both of which whom's genus is already screwed up.Are you sure what you have in your collection is what you think it is? Was your specimen compared, under a microscope, with the holotype of that species?
Why is that?Also, Hybrids of Mygalomorphs are sterile. If they are viable then the original classifications were wrong.:wall:
What I said, still stands. What you say can be true, too. We are talking about different animal kingdoms.Why is that?
Everyone that has answer this question so far needs to do a lot more research before they continue to prove how uneducated they are.
here is a little help.
1.) do a search, there are so many threads on this it is sicking.
2.) read a biology book, or at least read something about hybrids. Do not give the answer that you, deep down inside, want to be right, but make sure it is right.
So that I do not have to come back to this tread.
the answer to my question is, no; Two valid species can produce a offspring and still be two species. The question is between genus, can two genus cross and still be classified as two different genus. The answer is of course yes you can and you do not need to reclassify anything.
OK So big print so that it get through.
THERE ARE MORE FERTILE HYBRIDS THEN INFERTILE AND NOT BY JUST A LITTLE BUT BY SUCH OF AMOUNT THAT IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE.
Give you two examples.
1.) About 3/4 of all birds produce fertile hybrids, specific combinations not random.
2.)There are only about 300,000 cataloged species of plants, but there are 100,000 different orchid hybrids, that are fertile, of orchids. With in orchids alone there are only 25,000 species, but as stated above, there are 100,000 hybrids.
With orchids, hybrids are a mess, and yes it did destroy some species.
I'm not arguing the genetics or ethics of this.
I am glad you found those cause I remember seeing them but was not going to dig them up...... At least one person agrees with me.