Good price for N. Chromatus?

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My LPS has one for $50... hard to tell but I'd guess he/she is 4" across. Hard to tell because it's one unhappy little critter and is hiding. They have it on what looks like dry mulch.. Is $50 a reasonable price for one that size?
 

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I assume that was before the shipping costs.. Express shipping was $35 I think when I ordered from Ken..
 

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Thats a good price especially if it turns out to be a female!!!
 

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The thing is I am not 100% on the species, this is not a very educated, so to speak, pet store. They have it as "Thai Zebra Birdeater", one of those weird names they give T's.. I have googled that and B. Albo's come up, which is certainly not what she/he is..

I'm going off of looks, looks of a T curled up in the corner trying to burrow into mulch. All I could really see well were the thick, striped legs. Looks a little underfed, and no doubt he/she is too stressed to eat..

What other T's have similar markings? I couldn't get a good view on the abdomen, but the legs were just like a seemani/chromatus, and very thick, stocky legs like a Blondi.

I can try to get pictures of the critter tomorrow and get opinions.
 

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The thing is I am not 100% on the species, this is not a very educated, so to speak, pet store. They have it as "Thai Zebra Birdeater", one of those weird names they give T's.. I have googled that and B. Albo's come up, which is certainly not what she/he is..

I'm going off of looks, looks of a T curled up in the corner trying to burrow into mulch. All I could really see well were the thick, striped legs. Looks a little underfed, and no doubt he/she is too stressed to eat..

What other T's have similar markings? I couldn't get a good view on the abdomen, but the legs were just like a seemani/chromatus, and very thick, stocky legs like a Blondi.

I can try to get pictures of the critter tomorrow and get opinions.
I'd say pick it up. Around here, that's about what a seemani goes for, and that's still a decent price for a chromatus. Work on the 100% identifying it later. :p
 

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Yeah, I've been really itching to get up there :D What's one more anyway?

I am going to really check the little thing out first, and make sure there is a guarantee, because this place is nasty..

---------- Post added at 11:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:03 AM ----------

Also could have been an E. Murinus.. All I could see were the legs, very shy little fellow.

I'll have a better idea when I look today.
 

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You can always try to talk them down on the price. Sometimes it works :D
 

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Audrey - I think it is, I got him to come out in the open and he had those markings on his back.. All I could see before were the legs in a dark tank. Ah well!


 

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I know, I feel PRETTY dumb right about now.. LOL
All I saw were the legs, and I got excited.. I got to move him about today and actually have a good look.
 

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No biggie, the legs do look alot like N Chromatus & I had to do a double-take at your pics lol. I honestly couldnt tell you what it is, though it does look very similar to link Audrey posted. Either way, it looks neat & I like it. Good find!
 

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Get a better pic of the abdomen. It looks like an E. Murinus to me. The abdomen is too light for an N. Chromatus but I could be wrong. The lighting on the enclosure could also mess the whole picture up. The picture on my profile is an E. Murinus.
 

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I'm like 95% sure thats an Albostriatum. Notice the classic Haplopelma broad carapace and long gangly legs. I'm also pretty sure they can get quite a bit larger than 3in. If its indeed a mature male, you can just check check for gloves to be sure, but remember that albos dont hae tibial hooks so dont let that throw you off.
 

Speedy

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I'm like 95% sure thats an Albostriatum. Notice the classic Haplopelma broad carapace and long gangly legs. I'm also pretty sure they can get quite a bit larger than 3in. If its indeed a mature male, you can just check check for gloves to be sure, but remember that albos dont hae tibial hooks so dont let that throw you off.
I really don't know much about them.. just from my quick researching it's said 3-5" is as big as they get.. With his legs spread he's probably 4"..

I'm sure I'll head up there again soon, just out of curiosity I'll check to see if it's a MM. I do feel bad if it is, having to sit on a pet store shelf for who knows how long..
 

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Good price for a Haplo. albostriatum at that size. Deffinatly a haplo though, and with that name it's a good chance that's what it is. It's missing about 8"of sub. though.
 

AudreyElizabeth

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With those water crystals in that extremely deep dish I'd bet it also needs a drink. :(

But- rescue one and another takes it's place, at least in a pet store.
 
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