P. cancerides color?

Raven 13

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I was sold this P. cancerides a few months ago at an expo, and it has finally molted. I've never seen one quite so black before, so naturally, I'm having a few doubts about whether this is the species I bought or not. The seller was self proclaimed, "Not into spiders." Any thoughts on this picture?
 

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Moakmeister

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If he's not into spiders, then why would he have a friggin P. cancerides lol
 

Raven 13

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If he's not into spiders, then why would he have a friggin P. cancerides lol
I honestly have no idea. She had all sorts of tarantulas, and scorpions, but was definitely more into the Sugar Gliders she was selling.
 

Nightstalker47

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P.cancerides go through color phases as they grow, they get quite a dull brown when they haven't molted in a long time.
Well since we don't know the species, no breeding for her then.
They usually come out darker in coloration post molt, I wouldn't assume that isn't P.cancerides just cause it looks different then it did before it molted.
 

The Grym Reaper

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No idea apart from that it's probably not whatever mine is, I ordered a P. cancerides from TSS, it was completely bald when I got it and the first thing it did was barricade itself in its burrow, after a month it moulted and came out like this lol

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Nightstalker47

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No idea apart from that it's probably not whatever mine is, I ordered a P. cancerides from TSS, it was completely bald when I got it and the first thing it did was barricade itself in its burrow, after a month it moulted and came out like this lol

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That's definitely not cancerides, they must've confused your order with some other phormic spp.
 

The Grym Reaper

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That's definitely not cancerides, they must've confused your order with some other phormic spp.
I'm not complaining, P. cancerides is the cheapest of the genus here so I got a more expensive and better-looking Phormic species with pretty much the same temperament :smug:
 

Olan

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It definitely looks like a Phormictopus of some type to me. True, the carapace is strangely dark. But there are quite a few color variants of the various species.
 

KezyGLA

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Looks like a P. cancerides to me.

Violet form

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Normal form (crap photo)
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