need help on asian bird spider

johnsummitt

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I ordered a king baboon spider and ended up with an asian bird spider. and someone out there tell me about this spider. i called the guy who sold it to me more less he didnt care so i stop payment on check not smart guy sent spider and not waiting for check to clear. man i cant beleave ppl you order things from and send you other things.
 

Falk

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asian bird spider doesnt say much, what species is it?
 

johnsummitt

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tarantula thats what i pulled up trying to get piture of it

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k its a haplopelma aureo
 

jbm150

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Keep it like you would have kept the KB except keep the substrate moist.


I'm not sure Haplopelma aureo is a name. Might be Ornithoctinus aureotibialis? If so, great T!
 

Mez

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Cant believe im even going to say this, but youre probably more likely to see a Haplopelma than a KB!
I bought mine about 2 weeks ago, and it was in a tiny kritter keeper with vermiculate, sat in the corner. Of course, i give it a foot of subsrtrate and all i have now is two mounds of dirt at each end of a bit of corkbark.
 

Falk

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You will need very deep substrate for an tunnel digger like the Haplopelma spp.
 

Moltar

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O. aureotibialis was once in the Haplopelma genus so, yeah. Look up care tips on Haplopelma and you will have care tips on your spider. Just run a search here and you'll find plenty.

By the way, I wouldn't be so sure it is O. aureotibialis. If you're just matching up pictures off the internet, many Haplopelmas look quite a bit alike as do some other Asian genera (like Ornithoctonus). "Asian Bird Spider" could be almost anything and ID'ing to a species from a photo is pretty unreliable.
 
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Mez

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Yes, post a photo before the ground swallows it up!
 

gmrpnk21

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I'm guessing if he didn't get a picture yet, he may have missed his chance lol.
 
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