pet trade G. iheringi = G. mollicoma

Michael Jacobi

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Saw an advert posted today for a female "G. iheringi". According to theraphosid taxonomists in Uruguay, the true G. iheringi does not exist in the hobby. To the best of our current knowledge, the beautiful black "Grammy" with deep red setae on the opisthosoma and a shiny mirror patch is Grammostola mollicoma.

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Best regards, Michael
 

padkison

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Thanks for the link. I did not see any photos there of G. iheringi. Do you know of any? I wouldn't trust any search I did as it would likely have me looking at who knows what. Also, are iheringi and mollicoma in the same areas? What distinguishes one from the other?

Thanks

My Grammostola whatever
 

Bothrops

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Wow! Thanks for the info, I didn't know it.

And then... how the true G. iheringi looks like?! :?

Cheers,
Bothrops
 

Panic

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Thanks for the link. I did not see any photos there of G. iheringi. Do you know of any? I wouldn't trust any search I did as it would likely have me looking at who knows what. Also, are iheringi and mollicoma in the same areas? What distinguishes one from the other?

Thanks

My Grammostola whatever
this looks like a G.Actaeon.. brazilian red rump.. well, i may be wrong :D
 
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