I don't think this T is what I thought it was

Is this a GBB sling?

  • Probably yup.

    Votes: 1 1.9%
  • Probably nope.

    Votes: 52 98.1%

  • Total voters
    53

dopamine

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Doesn't look like one. Although it does seem to have some of the faint markings on it's abdomen.
 

LindseyG

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It's darker than any GBB sling picture I've seen. Even for the possibility of being in pre molt.
 

Flexzone

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One thing I'm certain is thats not a "GBB" sling as they'll already show they're coloration at that size.
 

LindseyG

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I'll just have to wait and see. I ordered it through a store that ordered it from a breeder. Asked the store if there was anything we could do and he just said no.

I'm going to try to push the issue in a few days, or maybe once it molts again.

$20 mystery sling isnt so bad I guess.
 

Sarkhan42

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Definitely not a GBB, but I would say pretty certainly that it's a new world terrestrial, but at that size it's a crapshoot to properly ID any more than that.
 

Vanessa

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I'm probably the last person who should try to ID a sling, but I can't help but notice that it bears a strong resemblance to this one: http://mytarantism.blogspot.com/2011/12/lasiodora-parahybana-sling.html and this one: http://www.biotropics.com/html/l__parahybana_01.html
I was going to suggest it is a Lasiodora as well, since they look almost identical to my L. difficilis spiderling, but I was caught recently guessing very wrong. Those super long legs and long abdomen really look Lasiodora like.
 

chanda

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I was going to suggest it is a Lasiodora as well, since they look almost identical to my L. difficilis spiderling, but I was caught recently guessing very wrong. Those super long legs and long abdomen really look Lasiodora like.
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't go so far as to say that it *is* a Lasiodora of some sort (I'm not very good at identifying tarantulas) but it certainly looks more like a Lasiodora than a GBB (at least in my inexpert opinion).
 

Vanessa

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It is definitely not a GBB. As I commented on Facebook as well - I'm only going to go as far as it being a new world terrestrial and that is it. :)
 

louise f

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No GBB you got there, no way. The GBB already have remarkable colors from 1st molt. And that one you got is rather colorless. Probably a LP
 

14pokies

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Looks like a Lasiodora sp. sling for sure... Big price difference I would be pretty upset...
 

Bugmom

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If it's an LP sling, you paid too much.

On the bright side, you didn't pay nearly enough for a GBB sling. I can't remember ever seeing a GBB sling for $20. $35-45 is normal.
 

Vanessa

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There's a facebook group for AB??? :O
I don't know, but the group that I saw this post on is called Tarantula Keepers. There is also a great group called Canadian Tarantulas - some of the Canuck members here are on there as well.
 

KezyGLA

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This looks very similar to what my B. emilias looked like at sling stage. The markings on the abdomen to the mirror patch and the bulky triangle around the eyes that darkens over time. Similar to smithi too.

.. as for Lasiodora, I wouldnt know. It could well be. I have never owned one as a sling but I'm pretty sure they have a flatter, larger but less bulky carapace compared to Brachypelma.
 
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Tim Benzedrine

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This is my LP about a month after I got her. She was a bit bigger then than yours is now, but look similar. And while it is true that you paid more than the norm, they are nice spiders IMO, and you'll enjoy it should you choose to keep it, IMO.
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Here she is now... picture taken nearly two years to the day after I got her. Nothing for comparison scale, but probably between 5 and 6 inches in leg-span.
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And just for fun, her having dinner. As you can see, they are not as flashy as GBBs, but still good-looking.

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