Ft. Huachuca Aphonopelma sp.

MrT

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I went to Southeastern Az. this past weekend to a spot where I found a T about 30 years ago. Drove to the same area as before and this is what I collected.
I think it may be an undescribed species. But I don't know for sure.
Its a juvie. female and very skittish. You'd think its never seen a person before. LOL

Ernie
 

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I was taken back by how well fed it looks. Her burrow was only about 6' from the paved road.

BTW, the first pic. was without flash. 2nd pic. with flash.
 

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RugbyDave

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beautiful T!!!

And it looks REAL well fed -- i'd check into seeing if Joy was hanging around that area over the past couple months :)

peace
dave
 

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copycat...

was jealous of my fat-butt t's, and had to go catch one just so you could brag too, huh? ;P
OH OH OH LOOK! T's in the WILD DOOOOOOOO look like my T's!!! I guess I am not killin mine with kindness and a surplus of food afterall......wheeeee!=D

Very nice, Ernie. She is too small to be um, pregnant? How do you know she is a juvie (title may say baron, but I am still just a peon at heart).

Kim
 

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It's a beauty, and pleeeeeaaaazzzzzz catch me one!!!:)
 

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Well Kim,
Thats a very good question. She's only about 3 1/2". So unless its a very small species, she's a juvie. I could be wrong though.

Anybody know how to tell when a female T goes from a Juvie to an adult?

Ernie
 

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Wow what a great looking Aphonopelma species. I envy you Ernie being able to catch all these wonderful looking tarantulas. When I think of all the money I could save by catching my own.
 

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Originally posted by Mendi
It's a beauty, and pleeeeeaaaazzzzzz catch me one!!!:)
Mendi,
I'd love to, but I walked around the hills for 3 hours looking for this one, and I never saw any sign of a T hole. So I was walking back to the car and about 200 yards from the car I saw it.
Funny thing is, when we drove by the spot where the T was, I said that I think I'm going a little too far. Had I stopped there, I would have been right on top of it. Of course I would have missed it for sure then. LOL
Plus, my legs are still bleeding from all the scratches. :eek:

Ernie
 

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I understand that, but if you do happen to uncover another one and don't need it send me a pm. I can't even imnagine being out in the temps you're having there in AZ these past few days. I'll pray for an early monsoon season for you
 
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