- Aug 30, 2002
Hi,Originally posted by TheEternal
Actually, the one in your picture is PROBABLY an A. metallica. They have a much brighter blue color when light is on them, and brighter purple hairs.
They're often sold as A. avicularias at pet shops, and it looks like you lucked out!
I would say it's definately A.avicularia and I don't think your photo shows A.metallica either. As far as I'm aware A.metallica don't get bright red setae on the abdomen and they definately don't get red setae on legs IV, A.avicularia do(along with several other Avicularia spp.). The setae on A.metallica also have 'sliver' tips.
Just for further reference, here's another link to A.avicularia http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/Pinktoe2.jpg
And here's a shot of A.metallica http://atshq.org/pix/SCHUMM/boots12.jpg
See the differences?