"aureopilosum" question

Satanika

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Hey All,

Just wondering if anyone knows if H. sp. "aureopilosum" males are sexually dimorphic upon maturity?


Inquiring minds want to know ...... like Scott's. ;)

Thanks!


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VolkervonWirth

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Hi,

yes, Hapl. sp. "aureopilosum" males shows a very distinct sexual dimorphism in contrast to the females after their maturity. They are beige - brownish with black Tarsi, black femora and blackish Pedipalps.

Cheers, Volker
 

MrDeranged

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Well, in that case my "minax" is definitely an "aureopilosum" and a male to boot. Oh well. I knew something was up when I saw a different colored T in the deli cup than I did the last time I looked :( Thanks for the info Volker :)

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Mojo Jojo

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Originally posted by VolkervonWirth
Hi,

yes, Hapl. sp. "aureopilosum" males shows a very distinct sexual dimorphism in contrast to the females after their maturity. They are beige - brownish with black Tarsi, black femora and blackish Pedipalps.

Cheers, Volker
I thought that is what all the aureopilosums looked like. I thought the males take on a purplish hue to them upon maturity.

Here is a link to a picture of what I thought all aureopilosums are supposed to look like. (Except for mature males):

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/the.tarantula.store/H.aureopilosum.jpg

Here is what I thought a mature male of this species is supposed to look like: (One on left)

http://users.skynet.be/vogelspinnenn/vogelspinnen/soorten/bodemsoorten/h-aureopilosum.htm

BD
 

Mojo Jojo

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Either way, it is indeed a beautiful tarantula. The think about them is, is that they burrow and they don't come out. My H. aureo. s'ling molted the other day. I think that it molted in its burrow, wrapped its exivum in silk, and then dumped it outside of its burrow. This morning while I was taking care of all of my critters, I did see its legs poking up out of its burrow. But that was it. They did look like they did grow a decent amound.

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VolkervonWirth

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Originally posted by Big Dragonfly

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/the.tarantula.store/H.aureopilosum.jpg

Here is what I thought a mature male of this species is supposed to look like: (One on left)

http://users.skynet.be/vogelspinnenn/vogelspinnen/soorten/bodemsoorten/h-aureopilosum.htm

BD
Hi,

the Haplopelma sp. "aureopilosum" which is shown in the first link, looks like a female of this Species. But the picture which is shown in the second link shows something totally different. The picture was made by the german tarantula supplier H.J. Peters, a person who is known by his poor knowledge about tarantulas but his great experience in making money with his ignorance about tarantulas [he sells very bad and flawy Booky about tarantulas in his own (!!!) edition!].:mad:
I suppose that the tarantula which is shown on this picture, belongs to the affinity of Haplopelma minax or Haplopelma albostriatum , but I'm sure it has nothing to do with Haplopelma sp. "aureopilosum".
The picture below shows a typical adult "aureopilosum" male!

Cheers, Volker
 

Mojo Jojo

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Thanks Volker, for the clear-up.

*crosses finger and hopes s'ling is female*

BD
 

MrDeranged

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Awesome pics as always Martin.

Here's a couple of my male. He was being uncooperative and didn't want to "unfold" but still nice from what you can see.





Scott
 
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