Avicularia geroldi

Lostkat

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Does anyone have one of these? If so, what are they like to keep? Just the same as other avicularias? I'm seriously thinking about getting one.
 

pamandron

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We have a Geroldi and we keep her just like we keep the Versicolor, and the other Pinktoes we have. We got her when she was .5 inch and she is now about 2.5. I hope this helps,:) Pam
 

Godzilla2000

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Do you have any pics of your A. geroldi? I'd like to see what one looks like.
 

belewfripp

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I have a photo of mine up at

www.geocities.com/belewfripp/geroldi.html

They pretty much look just like A. metallica, being large (mine is 6" in legspan), green and lacking the red abdominal hair of a normal A. avicularia. I seem to recall reading somewhere that there is a possibility of the two being synonomised at some point and although I don't know the finer taxonomic points of the situation, from a purely superficial view they do look a lot alike.


Adrian
 

Lostkat

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Found this from some German site

Absolutely STUNNING! It's a toss up between this or a metallica, but seeing as this one is £10 cheaper, I might just go for it. They are truely stunning. They also have a slightly bigger Avic avic and I'm REALLY not sure which to get.

<sorry, you have to have permission before posting other people's pics - MI>
 

Manimal

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Lostkat, how much are A. metallica's on average here in the UK? I just got a sling on the weekend, and wanted to compare the prices. Cheers :D
 

Lostkat

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Not sure really. Saw a 1" one for £30 today which I thought was a bit overpriced, but they're extremely rare so I'm not sure
 

Manimal

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Yeah, that's what I got mine for. But there's a really small 3/4" sling at the Hawg n Herp for £20....
 

Lostkat

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Originally posted by Manimal
Yeah, that's what I got mine for. But there's a really small 3/4" sling at the Hawg n Herp for £20....
It's gone up to £30 :( I noticed the 2 changed to a 3 when I went in today
 

SkyeSpider

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If I remember right, I paid $35 for my 2" juvinal (A. metallica).

-Bryan
 

Lostkat

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Originally posted by TheEternal
If I remember right, I paid $35 for my 2" juvinal (A. metallica).

-Bryan
That would be faily cheap if it was in the UK. US and UK prices vary dramatically depending on the species. For example, if a green bottle blue cropped up, people would be paying extortionate amounts for a spiderling over here in the UK, but I think they're reasonably widely available in the US now, which makes them a little cheaper.
 

Manimal

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It's a bit expensive for a sling under 1".......


....buuuut I had to get one! =D
 
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Midwest Art

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A. geroldi

Here's a pic of a mature male.

N-Joy
Art
 
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genious_gr

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hey!!!

I just got a TINY sling of A.Geroldi for 4Euros. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!
And has allready ate a cricket!!!!!!


I LOVE it....
 

Lopez

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Was it from Sven? :)

Lostkat's geroldi has moulted a couple of times now and it's really beautiful, possibly the nicest Avic IMO.
 

Lopez

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Originally posted by genious_gr
Yup, from Sven.
How'd you know????
I like to keep an eye on who's selling what ;)
Lostkat got a baby A purpurea from him today, very healthy and in good condition.

Add a rating for him in the online sellers forum.
 
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