Kugellager's Tarantula Pics

Kugellager

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Well here are some cool pics of my freshly molted female P.irminia (Venezuelan Suntiger). It went from just over 4" across to 5 1/4" across with this molt. Much kudos to Atrax for helping me re-house and photograph this T. Despite the reputation for this being a quick and defensive spider she behaved very well and was quite mellow during the tedious process.

John
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Kugellager

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Pic 4 Last one.

Notice the greenish coloration around the edges of the cephalothorax.
 

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Morr

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Wow, that's truly one of the most beautiful Ts!

Thank you for the pics
 

invertepet

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Are you sure about the female part? Looks like it could possibly be a penultimate male... Maybe. Just a thought.

bill
 

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She has really nice legs. Probably the first thing I notice about a girl like her are her legs. Darn nice legs. Wow.
 

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I'm pretty sure its a female...you can see the 'lips' of the epigastic furrow on the underside...also before they were visible enough to see I had Shasta East take a look at the molt and she believed it to be a female then. All the males I have seen have been much more drab in color.

John
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Doug H

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Beutiful T I have a sling right now ,and my P.cambridgei just molted last night it gained about 11/2-2" just a really beutiful T.love those Paslmopoeous
 

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I just love the P. Irminia... they are my personal favorite tarantula for colour.
 

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hey

WOW! I love Psalmopoeus T's! I will be getting 2 P.irminia at 1/2", Awsome pics!

Jamesz
 

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Lordy! Lordy! Lordy!

Drop dead gorgeous! Def on my top ten must have list ;) Great pics!
 

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what an impressive size change in just one molt! nice long legs also.

-jeremy
 

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Beautiful T, John. The best way to sex a T was defined here by Rick West. Judging not by the genital opening in the epigastric furrow, but by the fusilla...or lack thereof. You may already know this but since you mentioned the genital opening rather than the actual presence of these fusilla, I thought this may be helpful. I can't wait until my little 2" irminia molts...yay!

In Him,
Marcus/Ephesians
 

TigerWoman

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Yeah! Those are sooo pretty spiders!
Hope my little two babies grow up to be that nice! :D (I know they are ;P hehehe...)
 

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Beautiful!

And proud parent you are. :)

Rightfuly so.

She's a Darling.
 

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wow, she is impressive john. Our P. irminia would have looked that good, but unfortunately she died as a juvie. From a complicated molt.
 
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Kugellager

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Well here is the pic of the underside. It was taken to show the irridescence on the underside of the legs. I think using it to ID the sex is futile at best.

John
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