- Jun 17, 2007
Yes it is, it's very hard to trust sellers these days. So when I asked @Stella Maris who she purchased from I simply wanted to know if she truly has the true Brachypelma baumgarteni 1" inch sling. The batch that some of my friends and I received from the Mexico import my slings are just about to reach the 1" inch mark. So if she purchased a sling that was from the Canada inbred stock I would have to say that the sling would be a bit bigger, depending how well it was fed. Also the two specimens from the inbred stock that was imported out of Europe are immature males, one of those males is 3.75" inches.Thank you - Excellent information!
I definitely want to wait before I buy any slings in this case. As a new person to this hobby I am still struggling on the sources of slings that I see show up at online retailers. I know there are people in this forum who sell that are trustworthy, but it is sometimes hard to know who has what species for sale in the current Classifieds section.
@Stella Maris I am just trying to help for you to understand that these is a species that has been muddled with through the years, and that there are only a few people that imported this species in the last couple of years. I know your original post is not in question, I just thought you should know that you should know and seek where your sling originated from, I don't know if the seller told you that he or she bred baumgarteni and if that's the case you ask for photos of the breeding and of the parents.
This is a species that I'm highly passion of...............and that is making a comeback to our hobby.