BTS show = New Arrival Pics!

Lopez

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Yesterday was the British Tarantula Society Exhibition in Birmingham. It was my first show and all I can say is WOW you have to careful with your wallet.
I could have spent £100 a minute easily.

After a long queue to get in, I was very pleased to find that both halls were packed with traders from the UK and Europe - lots of dour humourless Germans. (joke!)
Plenty of decent-sized adult spiders on show, all at pretty reasonable prices - the only thing I would have called extortionate were the (extremely rare and desirable) Poecilotheria metallica spiderlings at a nut-busting £140 each from some garlic-munching, wine-swilling Frenchman. (another joke, before the French start having a go too!)
No way am I paying that - I'll wait until one of my contacts breeds his and starts knocking them out at a far more reasonable rate.

So, onto what I actually bought myself.

First up, a fat-arsed little Greenbottle blue (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) I've wanted one of these for so long now, and couldn't resist.

http://www.donsroom.co.uk/~lopez/Chromatopelmacyaneopubescens04

Next we have another long-standing fave, and a very similar looking sling - Tiger-rump Doppelganger (Cyclosternum fasciatum)
I swooped down on these and bagged the biggest one at the whole damn show - the Germans were flogging minute ones for £7 a shot, and my beast was only £6!

http://www.donsroom.co.uk/~lopez/Cyclosternumfasciatum05

Then we have a lovely arboreal tarantula - the Trinidad Chevron.
These are from the same family as the stunning Suntigers, but are an overall fawn colour with mossy green markings. Nippy, aggressive, and grow to a healthy six or seven inches. At £2 who could refuse?

http://www.donsroom.co.uk/~lopez/Psalmopeuscambridgei02

Right, that's the easy stuff dealt with, now here are the trickier ones.

Anyone want to hazard a guess at this little beastie?
It's actually a deep ultramarine blue with golden orange hairs, it's aggressive as hell despite being about half an inch long!
I know what it is, or at least what the guy SAID it was......

http://www.donsroom.co.uk/~lopez/Mystery01

And another mystery - all I can tell you about this one is it looks nothing like the adult it will hopefully become:

http://www.donsroom.co.uk/~lopez/Mystery02

Any guesses?
 
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chid

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I went as well,It was my first visit also.

I got a GBB the same as yours, A 2.5-3"" P.regalis with the set up. a Cobalt blue sling , a N.coloratovillosus and 2 emp scorpions. Your right you could spend a fortune. also got some of those custom Tanks.

Is the first one a C. fimbriatus?

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luther

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I'm so jelous. I was going to go to the show, but my wife threw a spanner in my weekend plans.

Is that first mystery creature some kind of deep sea urchin? That's what it looks like to me.
 

ArachnoJoost

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Nice additions!
I have no idea what the first mystery spider might be (although I had a baby avic that looked a little like that, but since you said it was agressive I don't think it's one of the avics)
The second one I think is an usumbara orange baboon (Pterinochilus murinus rcf)

greetz,
Joost
 

Lopez

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Originally posted by luther
I'm so jelous. I was going to go to the show, but my wife threw a spanner in my weekend plans.

Is that first mystery creature some kind of deep sea urchin? That's what it looks like to me.
LOL, nope, but here's a clue - it's one LaRiz's favourites....
 

TheDon

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Nice pics. I wish I had that selection around here. I think that the 2nd mystery T is a cobalt blue. Am i right?

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Lopez

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Originally posted by TheDon
Nice pics. I wish I had that selection around here. I think that the 2nd mystery T is a cobalt blue. Am i right?

TheDon
You sure are :)
 

Lopez

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Originally posted by dennie
You mean the T in the last pic is a Haplopelma lividum?? :?

Dennis
Yup, a 1yr old H lividum.

The blue spiny thing with orange hairs is a very small C "thorelli", possibly "schiodtei" - there is still some debate as to whether these tarantulas are even Cyriopagapus at all.
 
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