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mebebraz

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I have a Rio Grande Gold and this is its first molt in my care, it's about three inches and after its molt, it came out black, not the orange-ish, red color that it was, is this normal?:?
 

Nixy

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mebebraz, I don't know about That species in particular but I know that after molt colors can be shockingly different then a T's "normal" colors.

I think she should "tan" out after she's had time to harden up.
Prolly shifting back to her "normal" range over a few days or weeks.

I THINK so anyway.
 

phoenixxavierre

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Originally posted by mebebraz
I have a Rio Grande Gold and this is its first molt in my care, it's about three inches and after its molt, it came out black, not the orange-ish, red color that it was, is this normal?:?
Is it possibly a male Aphonopelma? Are the males of this species black? I've read other comments elsewhere about many Aphonopelma species males being black in coloration.

Just figured I would throw in a thought. I've heard of this before with the Rio Grande Gold.

Take care,

Paul
 

Brandon

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Yes males of this species are almost entierly all black, I think it is just the look of the new skin and signs of maturity. That is all.

Sincerely,

Brandon
 

Phillip

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sounds male to me...

And if so I could use him. Got a couple of females here lookin for love. :)

Phil
 

Nixy

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See there, and dumb old me thought it was a molt thing.
Well I AM glad someone knew.
And hey.
I learned something new myself too.
:)

Good luck with your darlings.
 

mebebraz

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you guys are goood, just took a closer look at it, or I should say HIM, found hooks, Phil, email me at
mebebraz@netzero.net
we can set up some sort of deal on him.
 
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