I meant to thank Vanessa.Did you mean to reply to Vanessa? Because I didn't do anything awesome I just dropped my phone on my face lol. Vanessa posted beautiful photos.
Thank you...again you are awesome. I'll crawl back into my hole now.
I have a Phormictopus Cancerides, and a Phormictopus sp Caribbean Purple. I came on the thread so I could narrow down the "Caribbean" Purple. From what I've read there are several species of Purple Phormictopus in the Caribbean; specifically Roatan, Hispaniola/Dominican, Cuban, etc.So just curious...
Do any of you have a Phormictopus?
Are any of you planning on getting Phormictopus?
Here's my CautusThe Phormictopus sp Dominican purple, I believe is the same as Phormictopus cautus. Of all the Phormictopus species that exhibit purple or violet coloration, Phormictopus cautus is known for being the most vibrant and beautiful. Phormictopus sp Dominican purple is also known for being one of the most beautiful species of Phormictopus that displays purple....based on everything that I can get my hands on and the very few people that have solid firsthand knowledge, I believe that these two, P.cautus and P. sp Dominican purple, are one in the same. Images that I've seen of both species look to be the same...well at least to me they look the same.
As for Phormictopus violet...it is on my list to acquire. I hear that it is a very striking purple spider, but as yet I'm not actually sure what an adult spider looks like...and I'm pretty sure that a couple images that I've come across labeled as P.violet...might actually be P.cautus. So not sure on this one...I'm currently trying to locate a reputable source on this species and acquire a group of them.
This genus, Phormictopus, is a real mess and needs a thorough revision.
If the the Violet is the same as the Cautus then here's some info on how mine has grown.I have a question and forgive me but I’m new to forums and not familiar with them. I’m going to be receiving a Phormictopus sp. “Bayahibe Violet” and it’s somewhat difficult to find information on them. I’m only finding information on the Dominican purple.