Colombian Tarantulas New Species ***Must See***

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Hi, I'm delighted to inform I've found some breathtaking new species of tarantulas here in Colombia, basically right at my backyard.
I wish I could share with everyone of you the wonderful experience of actually going out there to the jungle and finding them. It is soooo much different than going to a pet store haha!

Anyways, please visit my site, look at the pictures, and please use the blog to leave a comment and give your insights.

These new tarantulas (most, as you will see a Xenesthis here) blew my mind, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST ONE with spinnerets almost as long as her abdomen! Hopefully they shock you as well.




















Even giant scorpions can't escape the wrath of these gorgeous creatures.

http://www.colombiantarantulas.webs.com/
 

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That first one isn't even a tarantula...

Are you even qualified to claim that you've discovered new species?
 
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Hhahahaha dood I'm just screwing around with the name claiming, take it easy.

Anyways, how could you possibly say the first one is not a Tarantula? the first one is the same one in the second and third picture.

Take a closer look, I'll bet my life it's a tarantula we need an expert here.
 

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Hhahahaha dood I'm just screwing around with the name claiming, take it easy.

Anyways, how could you possibly say the first one is not a Tarantula? the first one is the same one in the second and third picture.

Take a closer look, I'll bet my life it's a tarantula we need an expert here.
It's a mygal I would bet but definitely not a tarantula
 

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Hhahahaha dood I'm just screwing around with the name claiming, take it easy.

Anyways, how could you possibly say the first one is not a Tarantula? the first one is the same one in the second and third picture.

Take a closer look, I'll bet my life it's a tarantula we need an expert here.
'Dood'...

It's a mygalomorph, as Forrest said. It is not a tarantula, 'dood'.

I also was referring to the first spider, not the first picture.

So, where's that life you owe me?
 

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I agree with everyone here in saying that doesn't really strike me as a tarantula. Too small, for one, amongst a few other faults that may or may not go against you. Then again, I am only beginning the hobby. However, whatever the creature is, it's beautiful. ^^
Did you take it home and try to set it up? Maybe it will grow?
 

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Size isn't important regarding whether it's a tarantula or not, Cure. :)

Take a look at any Cyriocosmus, Holothele, or Hapalopus species, among others. There are some dwarf Aphonopelma species too.
 
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Damnnnnn itt!!!!!!!!!! hahaha I guess I owe you a life... But sorry I'm keepin' mine
 

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Size isn't important regarding whether it's a tarantula or not, Cure. :)

Take a look at any Cyriocosmus, Holothele, or Hapalopus species, among others. There are some dwarf Aphonopelma species too.
Really?
Wow... I learn so much from you. ^^
What makes you say it's not a tarantula then? I'd love to see the differences that you do.

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Also~
I'm pretty sure I'm wrong, but the last few pictures look very similar to the markings I see on the Pam. Nigricolor...? I can't find much info on them at all, so I doubt I'm right on this approach either.
 
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Well, thanks Cure. It's a beauty nonetheless...Anyways, what can anyone tell me about the bluish spider?
 

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Spinnerettes are the main giveaway. Mygalomorphs have long spinnerettes like that, not tarantulas. Leg structure is another, but my terminology is so terrible I'll leave it at that and let someone more knowledgable take over.

BTW, here's a picture of a mature male Cyriocosmus ritae, to give an example of a dwarf species of tarantula:

 
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xhexdx...Wow, thanks for letting me know about the spinnerets. I got too exited there with the whole new species thing.

Anyways, you seem pretty knowledgable about Tarantulas, the bluish one is a tarantula right?
 

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Yeah all the rest look like tarantulas to me...

...well, other than the last pic you posted. That one's a scorpion. ;)
 
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hahaha yeap. Wow, this is so confusing, I'm searching for the difference between mygalomorphs and Theraphosidae and can't find!!!!!

Some people are even showing super hairy buff spiders and saying it's a mygalomorph!!!!!

HELP
 

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9th pic looks Xenethis immanis to me...which is not a new species. Are you keeping any of these? If so, that is a pretty cheap Xenethis.

--Dan
 
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Dan, what do you mean by cheap hahaha? You cracked me. No, I'm guessing it's skinny because it seems to be a male. Males are much thinner and puny.

Anyways no, I don't keep any, just go out to jungles to look for them. And yes, I knew it was Xenesthis.
 

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Cheap = free since you found it in the wild and didn't have to buy it.
 

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Just to be clear here, tarantulas are mygalomorphs too. The family Theraphosidae belongs within the infraorder Mygalomorphae. I urge anyone to download Robert Raven's "The spider infraorder Mygalomorphae (Araneae) : cladistics and systematics." for an in-depth treatment of the relationships within the mygalomorphs. Yes, there has been many revisions and new information since it was published in 1985, but it will provide a good start to search for more publications regarding all the taxa discussed.

http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/handle/2246/955

The mystery mygalomorph with the long spinnerets looks to belong to the mygalomorph family Dipluridae.

- Lonnie
 
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This thread was a little pissant to begin with but those are some sweet spiders in the first few images.
 

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As stated, that first spider is some sort of mygalomorph, and the second one appears to be one too.
 
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