Grammostola actaeon

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Grammastola actaeon: Brazilian Red Rump. Also known in the mid 90's as Grammastola gigantea: Goliath Red and Blue. Fuzzy bluish/black with a stunning red abdomen. Slightly larger as adults and more docile than their cousins, Grammastola iheringi. Beautiful 5" female pictured. Can't get enough of these guys!

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ahkiu

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looks fantastic \^0^/

spooky coincidence i was just considering whether i should get one of these and i think you made my mind up :D

got any more pics :) ?
 

Jakob

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Very fuzzy and adorable!! I'm guessing they're fairly docile with few exceptions? Do you have any of these for sale?

Later,

Jake
 

Bearskin10

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Very pretty T, One more for the list..... Looks like a Pulchra with a red abdomen
 

Vys

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Actaeon get all black as they mature, don't they?

Nice little critter though.
 

Gillian

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Art...

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Peace, light & eternal love..
Gillian
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dennis

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Kinda looks like G. mollicoma (sp?) doesn't it?
 

Mojo Jojo

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Damn, I wish I didn't have a hair sensitivity. That is one awesome looking spider.

Jon

p.s. Anyone know if there is a spider similar to that in appearance from the OW?
 

PapaSmurf

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looks like a black&red pinktoe speices to me kinda,becuz of its hairs.:)




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Tstorm

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I just bought 2 spiderlings sold only as "Brazilian Red Rump". Hope they're G. actaeon, but too small to tell.
 

Bearskin10

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If you got them in the $10-$20 range my guess would be that they are mismarked B. Vagans "Mexican Redrumps" However if in the $30-$50 range would more likely be one. But you never know:} Good luck there, Greg
 

Spike

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This T is number one on my list beautiful is all I can say with my mouth open
 

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G. actaeon

This T is number one on my list beautiful is all I can say with my mouth open

I would agree, at or certainly at or near the top of my personal favorite list!

Not very flicky at all, G. actaeon actually start out pretty small with a red rump and black hairs overall while a B. vagan would need to get around an inch long before darkening up. We have seen several Brazilian red rumps sold at pet stops that were actually Mexican Red Rumps (B. vagans). G. actaeon are rarely offered.

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belewfripp

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I picked up a G. actaeon sling from Spiderpatch earlier this year and they are great. When small they look kinda like C. cyaneobubescens without the blue.

Adrian
 

Vys

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"Die Tiere sollen sehr groß werden, bis zu 10 cm Körperlänge. Die erwachsenen Tiere sollen vollständig schwarz sein, mit einem metallischen Schimmer."

From vogelspinnenwelt.de.

Hm, how do these look different than G. pulchras after reaching adulthood? A deeper more shiny black, perhaps?
 

Inuleki

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and it looks like red setae on the abdomen as well... (as a difference from G. pulchra)
 

rosehaired1979

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Very Beautiful species how is there temperment is it like all Grammastola spp. fairly docile . **adds another to list** yall are not helping me slow down buying spiders ya know hehe :}
 

vulpina

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Beautiful T Art!! I'll have to be on the lookout for one of these.

Andy
 
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