New Mexican Blonde Care?

Mojo Jojo

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Does anyone have any experiece keeping Aphonopelma sp. (New Mexican Blonde)?

Since it doesn't have a species name and common names are usually unreliable, I have added a link to a picture of one on Kelly Swift's website.

http://swiftinverts.com/pix/Newmex.jpg

I would like to know if it has been given a species name yet. And I would like some care/housing advice for when it is older.

Thanks

Jon
 

MrT

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Jon,
Is it a wild caught? If so, where.

Ernie
 

Bob the thief

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kelly? wild animals?

NEVER!

Actually he just got some wc's in :D

but no since its from swifts i wouldent think its wc
 

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Originally posted by Bob the thief
kelly? wild animals?

NEVER!

Actually he just got some wc's in :D

but no since its from swifts i wouldent think its wc
I thought Jon was useing Kellys link for the pic.

Ernie
 

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Jon,
I keep my Aphonopelma's on 100% peet with a water dish and a hide. They pretty much stay outside the hides. My A. chalcodes webs up the enclosure floor, wall to wall. My A. schmidti just sits outside its hide and chills.
I don't mist the enclosures at all. And their both very mellow. I can pick them right up.
If yours is from southern New Mexico, It may be a Carlsbad Green. If its from northern New Mexico it could be a A. behlei.
Theres so many Aphonopelma Sp. its not funny. Theres one from Tucson thats called A. sp. Highway 10.

Hope I helped a little,

Ernie
 
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