- Mar 22, 2003
I've seen on several instances where you guys were able to identify a tarantula that was incorrectly labeled, or not even labeled. I realize that I'm new, but quite a few of those species look identical to me. When I see snakes that are colored the same, for the most part, I can tell the difference by head shape and a few other factors. Yet, in terms of body shape, a lot of the Ts look the same to me. What sort of factors do you look for when identifying T species, other than color and size, if any? For instance, in the pics below, without cheating and looking at the file names, how do you tell which one is a Grammastola pulchra, Aphnopelma behlei, or Haplopelma minax? The pics below belong to bill @ invertepet and e-spiderworld.