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ID Me... am I H albostriatum or what?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Moltar, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

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    Hiya Folks.

    I just picked up this purdy lil T at the (semi) local reptile show. It was labeled "Thai Zebra" which Google tells me is H albostriatum. I checked out a couple of pictures and it looks close but maybe not as golden in coloration...?

    It's about 3.5"-4" what is a fair price for that size unsexed?

    Haplo-heads, please tell me what you think.

    Thanks!

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  2. I don,t own any, but my rough guess is albostriatum also, but a paler morph.
    did you try to sex it?
     
  3. Niloticus

    Niloticus Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yeah, I would place the odds very high that it's a H. Albo.

    Niloticus
     
  4. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    Thanks folks. I had to pick this one up, I'm a sucker for these asian diggers. The only way to see them once they've burrowed is to just buy another so...

    This one was wc and being sold by some clueless vendor who had it and some avics on soupy mud. I'm not even exaggerating. Soupy. Mud. Apparently he knew haplo's like it moist because along with the soupy mud the hap had 3 wet sponges in there with it. The rosea's he had were on soil that was about right for a haplopelma. "Sigh..."

    I usually try to avoid buying from those types but sometimes one must make exceptions...
     
  5. seanbond

    seanbond Arachnoking Old Timer

    looks like a healthy haplo albo!
     
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