B. albo pic from The Tarantula Store

Mojo Jojo

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Is it normal for the colors of the carapace to vary from specimens from sac-mates?
 

JC

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Is it normal for the colors of the carapace to vary from specimens from sac-mates?
I can't give you a solid answer on that one. I would guess they do with the size of egg sacks females can produce, coupled with the color variance already present in this species.

I do know though that there is significant variance in carapace color of sackmates in B.vagans.
 

crawltech

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I find pen-ult males to have that light shinny carapace, as were the females have a more goldy brown shine to their lid....
 

esotericman

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The B. albopilosum from Costa Rica look quite a bit different than those from Guatemala, this is why you look at the non-plastic characters, like reproductive structures instead of color to identify species. Besides, looking at the peat moss, the vibrancy and saturation is probably cranked way up in that photo.
 

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Looks similar to what ive experienced soon after a moult.
Considering the owner of the photograph I'd suggest not much has been done to enhance the image.
 

Chris_Skeleton

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If you want to see a hybrid just go to the Tarantula Canada site and look at the B. albo female in the gallery.
 

Zman181

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If you want to see a hybrid just go to the Tarantula Canada site and look at the B. albo female in the gallery.
Chris_Skeleton you are right. I went to their site and viewed the picture. The specimen resembles what appears to be a b vagans with curly hairs.
 
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