Is it definitely T. blondi?

promaster

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Hello, I bougt this spider as T. blondi but he (it's male) isnt looks like T. blondi in my opinion. Could someone help mi to id this spider?



 

Venom1080

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not blondi, its a stirmi, the hairs on the legs dont go all the way up. never trust a pet store to properly label Theraphosa.
 

basin79

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Blondi have hairy patella so that's a Stirmi. A very beautiful Stirmi. How bad where you stung by the shop?
 
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beaker41

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True blondi's generally go for astronomical amounts of money, imo the Stirmi is pretty much the same except to collectors
 

basin79

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True blondi's generally go for astronomical amounts of money, imo the Stirmi is pretty much the same except to collectors
They're both massive stunning T's.

Who'd have thought hairy knees would demand a higher price?
 

beaker41

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It's just a matter of avalibility as far as I understand it. Blondi's are found in the wild closer to the coast , Stirmi's inland and over the years of wild capture the blondi's have become scarce. I don't see them available as slings nearly as often as others so I'm pretty excited about possibly having a hatch!
 
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