Blondi color variations

blackacidevil

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Looking at several pictures of Goliath spiders I've noticed that the colors range from light brown to black and even orange-ish. Are these colors different because of where they were collected geographically or is it a type of color phase? I realize some may have to do with imminent molts but I doubt the range in color can be that extreme.....of course I could be wrong (it's been known to happen) .
 

JacenBeers

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I have always wondered the same thing. I used to own a 7 inch GOliath and she was really dark black and she had tarsal stripes that were a creamy color. She wasnt brown at all. I had her for a over a year and a half without a molt so I dunno if it was a immininent molt that could spark a change in color or not.
 

Gillian

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Originally posted by blackacidevil
Looking at several pictures of Goliath spiders I've noticed that the colors range from light brown to black and even orange-ish. Are these colors different because of where they were collected geographically or is it a type of color phase? I realize some may have to do with imminent molts but I doubt the range in color can be that extreme.....of course I could be wrong (it's been known to happen) .
Hi,
My Kaja, turns to a very light, dusty tan, right before a molt. At present, about a month after her latest molt, her rump is mostly black, while the rest of her is a reddish color.
Peace,
Gillian
 

NorthwestInverts

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yeah usually see the color change during the molt cycle with the redish brown coming up shortly before a molt, and almost a black fresh after a molt, usually turning to darker brown to brown to redish brown b-4 the molt again. something along those lines, but Not always exactly like that. Their color is affected by the molt process.
 

deifiler

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Originally posted by Nixy
Need a blondi.......
ditto. ive found 7" adults for £65, sadly i dont have that... maybe IF the lividum egg works...

im sure the colour will differ (even if not as standard) between gender wont it?
 
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