P.spinifer, My new T

MrT

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Pick up this good looker yesterday, for a mere $18.00.
The bonehead petshop called it a Feather legged baboon.
Its common name is Stout leg baboon. Its from East Africa and has some pretty cool looking hind legs. Its not a big burrower, but somewhat of a webber.
Anybody here keep this T? If so can you give me your take on it?
IE. How you house it, ect.


Ernie
 

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Bridget

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Wow...that's an awesome looking T. It's stout legs really are stunning. We don't have one, but maybe we should get one (nudges Rick). Sorry I cant be more helpful:8o
 

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Between the thick hair, and the contrasting black area around the eyes.. that is probably the meanest looking tarantula I've ever seen. However, I must say.. it looks beautiful, ernie.

Bill
 

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Eucratoscelus longiceps

Hi Ernie, actually what you have is a Voi Baboon (Eucratoscelus longiceps). The name Featherleg Baboon is not a correct common name, although used quite frequently with this species, because of the thickened hind legs, but actually belongs to S. calceata.
 

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Re: Eucratoscelus longiceps

Originally posted by Swifty
Hi Ernie, actually what you have is a Voi Baboon (Eucratoscelus longiceps). The name Featherleg Baboon is not a correct common name, although used quite frequently with this species, because of the thickened hind legs, but actually belongs to S. calceata.
Thank you Kelly,
The more I think I know, the more I realize. I don't know as much as I think. This is a confusing hobby.;)

Ernie
 

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Re: Re: Eucratoscelus longiceps

Originally posted by MrT
Thank you Kelly,
The more I think I know, the more I realize. I don't know as much as I think. This is a confusing hobby.;)

Ernie
Your right Ernie, I've been into these animals long before it was a hobby, but I learn new things all the time. I hope I didn't come across as arrogant, because I didn't mean it that way. Nice looking specimen by the way!

Swifty
 

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Re: Re: Re: Eucratoscelus longiceps

Originally posted by Swifty
Your right Ernie, I've been into these animals long before it was a hobby, but I learn new things all the time. I hope I didn't come across as arrogant, because I didn't mean it that way. Nice looking specimen by the way!

Swifty
Not at all Kelly,
I learn something new every day on this site, and I love it.
Thanks again for your help.:)

Ernie
 

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I was going to get one of those!! at LLLreptile..they are so neat!! beautiful!! :D I have heard people say they are docile and others say they are the meanest spiders..It varies.. of course, between each individual specimen.
 
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That is awesome! I think I want one. I was thinking about getting a horned baboon of somesort to replace my late Usambara, but this just might to the trick!

Beautiful!

Jon
 

Martin H.

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Hello Swifty,

what makes you sure that it is Eucratoscelus longiceps and not for example Eucratoscelus pachypus? How can one tell E. longiceps apart from E. pachypus only seeing a photo? Are there some significant/definite signs?
No offence, just wondering.

all the best,
Martin
 

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Some say they're synonymous... I've seen two distinct color morphs -- one's more brownish, the other is a little more greyish with an almost 'slate green' sort of tinge and lighter hairs on the ceph. Eucratoscelus pachypus is smaller.

Either way, it's a tough call.
 
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Martin H.

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Hi,

I just found mentioned in a book, that the main differences between E. longiceps and E. pachypus is, that E. longiceps has a swollen Tibia on leg IV while E. pachypus has a swollen Tibia AND a swollen Meatatarsus (Basitarsus in English?) on leg IV. They also say that E. pachypus is a little bit smaller and the colours of both species are almost similar.

all the best,
Martin
 

Vys

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Haha, looks so cool. I wish they were kind -hearted little things ..
 

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While the confusion abounds, I'll also mention that re: Gallon's revision last year E. longiceps is now E. constrictus. African Red Rump is another name I've seen attached to them, I bought mine under that tag.

Adrian
 

MrT

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Originally posted by belewfripp
While the confusion abounds, I'll also mention that re: Gallon's revision last year E. longiceps is now E. constrictus. African Red Rump is another name I've seen attached to them, I bought mine under that tag.

Adrian
Adrian,
Can you post a pic. of yours please.

Ernie
 

Jobe

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Thats a nice T...i especially like the legs...its got this "bodybuilder" type thing going...like a T with huge biceps...

solid.

-e-
 
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