Breeding P. Whitei Localities

that1ocelot

Arachnosquire
Active Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2021
Messages
82
Hey there,

Forgive me if this is a silly question. I understand that P. Whitei is widespread and individuals among the species can be very different based on their localities. My question is - are you able to breed P. Whitei from different geographic regions?
For example, Hondura x Costa Rica?

I'm not too familiar with the science behind it. Thanks!
 

mantisfan101

Arachnoprince
Joined
Dec 26, 2018
Messages
1,677
I wouldn’t, they’re aggressive enough to each other when they’re not interested in matinf
 

Albireo Wulfbooper

Arachnoprince
Active Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2019
Messages
1,476
I think given the phenotypic differences between them, this would be frowned upon. When you have regional variation in a poorly-studied organism like this it’s best to keep the genetic lines separate. There may be cross-breeding where their range intersects, but given that these animals don’t travel far in their lives, these populations have probably been mostly separated for many thousands of years, and may be diverging into separate species. In the face of the unknown, it’s safest to avoid potentially mingling gene pools in the hobby.
 
Top