exactly, there is so much confusion w/them, it's hard to say what we really have plus minax hasn't been availible,from what i can see,only afew around here and there in collections.I thought that Haplopelma sp. "vietnam" is a different color form of minax? Luckily, I have the original.
Edit: Oh, and it seems to be almost impossible to take good pictures of a true minax. So I definitely wouldn't ID it by pictures.
That's the smartest thing you've said.Well, I just honestly don't know anymore...
oh definitly, when mine was very small it didn't even look like what it is now,it had the pattern on the abdomen,it's body was brown,i had 2 and the male matured he was brown/pattern on abdomen,but when the female matured totaly different black w/no pattern what so ever,unless you put her in the sun you can see a very very faint stripe on the abdomen.i guess all haps have some sort of pattern here and there.some more striking than others.they do have abdominal patterns during certain stages of there life