Can anyone ID please?

paulbrown09

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I bought this T today, being told it was a MF H. Lividum. I know you can only see the blue colour under under certain lighting, and the underside of the legs do have a lovely blue shine. I've set the tank up perfectly for a H. Lividum, but i just want clarification that it is actually a Blue Colbalt, otherwise i'll change the tank to suit the T.

Heres the photo:


Can anyone provide a positive ID for H. Lividum, or have i been sold something totally different. It's about 4 - 5 inches, or around that size.

Thanks for the help!
Paul
 

codykrr

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defiantly looks like a haplopelma. Maybe H. minax?
 

Mez

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Dosnt look like one to me, I know the mature male are dark, but females are visably blue. Also the pattern on the abdomen dosnt look right...i can't tell you what it is, though.
 

paulbrown09

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It does look like a H. Minax, but it looks too dark to be a MM and the abdomen looks too light to be a MF, very very odd
 

paulbrown09

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Thanks for the link Cody.

To be honest, it's a beautiful Tarantula, though looking at the tank, i could do with it being a bit deeper, so i'm going to see if i can find a deeper enclosure. At the moment, it's not burrowing, and when taking the lid off, it's not too vicious, i'm guessing that it's still getting used to it's surroundings?
 
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