Giant Pink Starburst Birdeater

Palespider

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A local pet shop by my house has one. They don't know the latin name (typical).
Anyone know/heard of it? New species maybe? It looks kind of like a Pinkfoot Goliath / T. Apophysis.

Jim B.
 

nemesis6sic6

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hi

I heard of a P.murinus being pink...I dunno but how much does it cost? may be it is T. apophysis I'm not sure you know pet store people have been really dumb lately, I been observing. any ways have a nice day
geo
 

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What an amazing name....

Your guess is as good as mine.

For my quess, I would be Salmon Pink: L parahybana.

What was the price? That may be a good way to narrow it down. They certainly wouldn't be able to sell a T. Apophysis for $20.00 wheras they could sell an L. parahybana for that much.

Good luck and don't let not knowing the scientific name keep you from buying it. I buy mystery tarantulas and track down the names afterwards. Sometimes the challenges are well worth the cost of the tarantula, plus you get another cool spider.

Ralph
 

Paladin

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after looking at that "look at my new rosie" thread, price emans nothing. if u can get an adult b. smithi for 14.99 anything can happen. i think if the price is reasonable and it looks like something interesting, go for it.
 

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Yes there is a Pink Starbust Baboon and its labeled as all the Usambra Baboon are labeled Pterinochilus murinus . . . Usambara pink strbrst . The cheapest one of them I have seen is $5 for 1/2"
 

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It's definitely not a Pterinochilus sp. or a L. parahybana, both of which I own. It's a light brown T somewhat like a T. Apophysis. And it has some faint leg striping.

I'm going to go and see if they'll let me take a pic of it and I'll post it.

Jim B.
 

Palespider

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Now that I got a better look at it (it was always curled up) it looks more like a different color phase of L. parahybana. Not the brown color that the can get from having too low humidity. This one has almost a redish or pink (thus the name) tinge to it.
 

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Palespider

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Sorry for the blurry pic. I was having trouble :)

But what a beauty she is!

Jim B.
 

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It is hard to say from the pic, but it doesn't really look like L. parahybana to me. Could it be a Pamphobeteus sp. "platyomma"? It wouldn't take too much creative license to come up with " pink starburst birdeater" for this spider. They are commonly called Brazilian Pinks, and the males get a pink "starburst" upon maturity. This would be an unusual find in a pet store, but you never know.


Here is a pic of one of my large females...
 

Sean

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whatever it is its a pretty cool bug, they had a brazilian pink subadult female i believe at a pet store here for like between 120-150$ i cant remember
 
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