- Sep 17, 2006
This has to be my stubbornest T about posing! I knew I didn't have any really good dorsal shots, so I first copied some urls of online pics for this species (hope it's OK to post them here):IMO this looks much more like what I have than any B albo I have seen so far. Have any dorsal shots?
I did not notice any blue markings, though, but the pics in that link are pretty similar to what mine looks like.
At Krazy 8’s Inverts:
At Swift's Invertebrates (where my sling came from):
Then I went through a few hundred pics & the closest to a dorsal shot I could find were this one, from an instar or two ago:
And this one of her on the back of her KK just before her last molt--flash halo & all:
So tonight I pulled out her KK & waited for her to emerge, then shot some through the plastic lid when I realized she'd dive for her burrow as soon as I opened it. Here's the best of those awful shots, flash reflection cropped out:
Then I opened the top & waited about an hour for her to surface again, but as soon as I got into position, she started to go back in her burrow. These are the best I could get:
(No flash in this one
She's not quite this red--I have trouble finding the right color settings with this camera:
I'd say she's ~ 2", now. FWIW, I also have an L. parahybana & a B. albopilosum, and I'd say your pics resemble my A. chacoana a whole lot more than either of the others...And given that the common names are so similar, they might be easily mixed up along the way...
Of the 9 slings (most of which are juvies now) I've been following for several months, the A. chacoana is the only one with those two highly noticeable blue spots on the opistho venter...but they're most obvious just after a molt, and remember that the light has to strike them from slightly above (coming from the pedicel direction); they disappear from the opposite angle. A mag lite really brings them out. If you think this might be an A. c., I'd be really curious to see if you can notice those markings sometime...I'm thinking they might be an easy ID factor. Of course, I haven't observed the venters of any of the other spp of Acanthoscurria!
Edit: Pato has some threads here on this species, and there may be a few pics (besides mine) in the Acanthoscurria pic thread, tho of course that has mostly genics!