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latastei

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Hello, this tarantula has a somewhat rare history. A man I am called and it said to me that in a box that came with screws tarantula came this. The box comes from singapore. I believe that it can be a Cyriopagopus, but I do not have it very sure somebody knows what is?
 

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very impressive whatever it is!!looks like it is some ornithoctinae species.send the pic to Soren or Volker
 

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Looks a lot like a Harpactirinae to me even if it was posted from Asia :confused:.
 

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I was thinking the same Bill. Maybe P.murinus dark form?
 

latastei

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This tarantula is from Singapore..... don´t could be a Pterinochilius
 

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Looks a lot like a Harpactirinae to me even if it was posted from Asia :confused:.
yeah your right there.i was thrown off for a min and thought i was lookign at a chevron marking on the abdomen but it does look very african
 

latastei

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no, it´s a female... looking for i think that is a Ornithoctonus andersoni.... could be???
 

CedrikG

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Hi,

Pterinochilus murinus dark color form, you are one very lucky guy
 

T.Raab

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Hi,

yes, i agree, looks very like the "rumored" P. murinus DCF.

Sure ID after examine the exuviae. ;)
 

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it is a n- c - f - of p - murinus i have one very much like it about 3in - 4 in big if thats any help :clap: :clap: :clap: :) :) ;) ;) -- phil
 

latastei

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them if is a p. murinus dark form could be posible get any male¿
 

Taceas

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If I'm understanding you correctly, I would say the man who called you is full of bologna. ;)

First: I don't see how an African species could be in a box of screws shipped from Singapore to Spain. Singapore is not in Africa.

Second: How did it survive in the box of screws without serious injury?

Third: Why does it look remarkably well fed and in good physical shape for being a supposed wild import?

I think there's more to this story than meets the eye. My first impression on seeing it was that it looks like a funky color morph of P. murinus.

Please don't take this rudely, but how are you so certain that its a female, but yet can't ID it. :?
 

latastei

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Hi Taceas, I think that not all history either, but the man who me the gift kept it in a fauna-box with earth from the street, was of about 20 years and face of not to have seen but that that tarantula in all its life.
What I either do not understand is that tarantula does one of Africa in Asia.
It does not have much sense.
Even so what I continue thinking is that not a pterinochilius.
 

T.Raab

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Hi Raul,

the habitus is typical for Harpactirinae, i have no doubt that it is an african spider.

There are exports from africa to other countrys, maybe even to asia. ;) So its possible that he got it from a local asian dealer who imported from africa. :D
 
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