Advertisement So for my birthday my lovely SO surprised me with an adult female "New River Rust Rump. I have to say these spiders are G O R G E O U S !!!! why y'all been keeping these T's on the down low!? Oh my gosh these spiders are amazing.... beautiful, calm, easy to care for... its a peaceful spider. A few of questions I have. 1. Why are these T.s named Aphonopelma sp "new river". I mean, why no scientific name? 2. Are these closely related to another T that they deserve the distinction? 3. How long do these T's live? 4. Do these T's go through a fasting period? Here is a picture of my girl. I want to name her Shackelford but, that name does not scream femininity.