LHS is shooting themselves in the foot !

MrEMojo

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Hey,
I just came back to the hobby about six months ago after a five year break. I now have 3 T's in my small collection all of which I bought from a local Herp shop. Out of the three I bought 2 were mis-identified which resulted in my favour depending on how you look at it. Heres what I brought home;

First T.
Sold to me as a B. smithi
3'' juvy female 35$
Turned out to be a B. Emilia

Second T.
Sold to me as N. chromatus
4'' juvy female 35$
Found it to be an A. geniculata

The Third and FINAL T.(from them anyway)
Sold to me as P. pedersini
2'' sling also 35$
I couldn't tell you if that is what he/she actually is but it sure is a pokie

As you can imagine I won't be buying T's there anymore... unless something is way underpried.
let me know what you guys think!:D
 

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Warren Bautista

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Misidentifications at LPSs are to be expected.... but those are great prices for the B. emilia and A. geniculata!

If you can get a clear underside picture of the Pokie, we could probably identify it for you.... :)
 

MrEMojo

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Now I know. They are a well respected Herp shop around the county so I guess I expected to much.
Ill post a pick of the Pokie ASAP.. Thanks!
 

Redneck

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The first T looks like a smithi to me..
Second one can be either an A. genic or even an A. brocklehursti..
As for the pokie... Im no help with it.. But.. I did notice there are some legs missing.. What happened?
 

Versi*JP*Color

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I think the brachy is either a smithi or auratum.
Auratum? I only see one red knee on each leg?

Not emilia,although the triangle is misleading.

But $35 for any of those GOOD!:)
 

MrEMojo

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hmmm. I was told differently elsewhere. I'll take your guys word for it. thanks everyone. Oh and I bought the pokie like that.
 

AprilH

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I would've thought emilia on that first one, too. ?

Can you post photos of the carapace on the Pokie?
 

AprilH

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or not. I just realized that the red starts on the wrong leg segment. Oops.
:rolleyes:
 

BlackCat

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My B. smithi looked like that before getting the rest of the stripes on its legs..

 

malevolentrobot

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i'm going to go against consensus (or with, perhaps) here right now.

unless you overestimated the size (which to me, it looks smaller than 3" but theres no reference so i can't be certain), B. smithi should look pretty reliably smithi by 3" leg-wise. i think by 2" mine had obvious legs and the other smithi is following suit as well... however, i have not raised emilia slings yet so i can only give what i've observed with my smithis.
 
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