Pamphobeteus platyomma - color variations?

kyahalhai21311

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so it was brought to my attention that there are 'light' and 'dark' color variations of this gorgeous T...i've got two, from the same sac, so i can't compare mine. and after spending some time searching, i didn't find a whole lot at all about the differences. anyone care to enlighten me?
 

bliss

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How big are your specimens? There exists sexual dimorphism, but I'm trying to remember if that's only when males mature... I don't fully recall, this genus was never a strong point for me.

I have, however, heard of G. rosea sacs having both RCF and NCF in them. Were both parents the same "form"?
 

kyahalhai21311

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my two platyommas are 4" each, black with purple highlights on their carapaces. i've heard the sexual dimorphism occurs only when the male matures or slightly before.
however, i have seen some talk on message boards of legit light and dark color versions, esp with females.
 

Arachtion

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Could be regional colour variations, P.antinous for example are solidly black and velvety when they are Bolivian variant whereas those collected from Peru have red abdomens
 

Nada

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Pamphobeteus sp Platyomma has two Variations too my knowledge, that don't have anything to do with sexual Dimorphism.
a light tan version, which you can see in the Pamphobeteus genus gallery and a Brown version which is what I have.

 

BaddestRuffest

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I would be very interested also if there is any truth in this .LP are beautiful t's so the possibility of different colour morphs is exciting indeed.
 
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