Got a question about Grammostola color forms

Olan

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Suddenly there have been more G. porteri's arriving at LPSs I've noticed. This is the female my mom got recently:
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This is the female I've had since 2008:
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These new ones are lighter colored, and are straight pink on the carapace without any purple. What would we call these @Exoskeleton Invertebrates ? Are they coming from outside Chile?
 

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Suddenly there have been more G. porteri's arriving at LPSs I've noticed. This is the female my mom got recently:
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This is the female I've had since 2008:
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These new ones are lighter colored, and are straight pink on the carapace without any purple. What would we call these @Exoskeleton Invertebrates ? Are they coming from outside Chile?
The specimens on the first two photos are of the Grammostola sp. "Northern Type" - "Northern Gold". Notice that there is a highlight pink coloration on the femurs. Males and females will have this coloration.

Speimens on photo #III and IV is of the Grammostola porteri "Violet Hue". Notice that the femur is a dark black with no highlight blue. Females will have this coloration, not sure about the mature males though.

Grammostola porteri has a pink carapace but with a dark black with highlight blue femurs. Males and females will have this coloration on the porteri.

I'll post photos for you.
 

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Grammostola sp. "Northern Type" - Female
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Grammostola sp. "Northern Type" - Mature Male
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Grammostola porteri - Female
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Grammostola porteri - Mature Male
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Grammostola porteri "Violet Hue" - Female
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Awesome, thanks for the info. They're all quite beautiful. G. porteri + related species are underrated I think.
 

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Well, I've got a problem. Looking at the picture of the male "northern type", I just mated the female above (the violet hue) with a male (supposedly G. porteri), that looks like it's actually a "northern type".
If she produces an eggsac, what should I do? Destroy it? That would be sad, but I know cross breeding is a serious concern.
 

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Well, I've got a problem. Looking at the picture of the male "northern type", I just mated the female above (the violet hue) with a male (supposedly G. porteri), that looks like it's actually a "northern type".
If she produces an eggsac, what should I do? Destroy it? That would be sad, but I know cross breeding is a serious concern.
Do not let her produce a sac keep her completely dry with a water dish of course. She will molt eventually and you won't have that problem anymore. She will not produce a sac unless you decide to keep her in the right conditions for her to produce the sac.
 

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Ok will do. No babies for her!
I still have the male if anyone needs a MM "northern type".
 

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Pink femurs. Pretty certain he's a "northern type" IMG_5344.JPG
 

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Sorry to hijack this thread. After seeing these pics I'm not actually sure if my immature male is a porteri or a northern type.
 

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Yes your male is a "Northern Type".
Sorry if this is getting too off topic but I have two that I've had for years (one is actually my first T) that at the time we're labled as rosea but both look completely different and I've always wanted to know exactly what sp. They were. Could I post pics of them here so you can help identify them or just post in the ID section?
 

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Although they're commonly referred to as color forms of the rose hair...they're actually not, they're all different species and should be treated as such.
That's one of the reasons why I've never bothered to breed them is because there's a few different species out there all labled as roseas and I don't want to risk any type of hybridization
 
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