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Nathan Danger

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does anyone know where i can find a good reference as to which species are considered old world verses new world...is it literally old world meaning far east and europe and such verses the americas ?
 

rapunzel

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well lets see...

i believe that the Tarantula Keepers guide has them listed in the back..I dont have my book handy, but I know that they are listed..they might say old world or New there..if there is a particular one you are interested in, Kelly Swift (swifts invertebrates) has them listed with Old WOrld and New World next to there names on his site...
 

Henry Kane

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Originally posted by Nathan Danger
does anyone know where i can find a good reference as to which species are considered old world verses new world...is it literally old world meaning far east and europe and such verses the americas ?
The terms "old world" and "new world" do refer to the goegraphical old and new world locations from which the T originates.
Also, most new world T's possess the urticating hairs as a defense mechanism. (there are a couple sp. of NW T's that lack them though) There are no old world T's with urticating hairs. Old world T's for the most part tend to have a more toxic venom (obvious, due to the lack of any other physical defense) as well as much more attitude than NW'ers. Hope that helps some.


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jezzy607

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"new world" describes T's from north america, mexico, carribean islands, central america, and south america

"old world" refers to T's found anywhere else that I did not list above.
 

Nathan Danger

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i new the difference in how they defend themselves but i wasn't sure about the actual classification...thanks so much...all of you.
 
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