Phormingochilus sp. Sabah Blue

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Anybody heard of Phormingochilus sp. Sabah Blue? Is this a morph of everetti, or is this completely separate sp?

Since ive been gone it appears theres all sorts of new and fascinating ts i can only dream about getting my hands on. I know these have only recently been discovered/rediscovered, but im curious if anybody has had any luck getting them stateside.

Can somebody give me any solid info on (or possible tips/leads on how to aquire) this beauty?
 
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creepa

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I am afraid that there is still no one here to help u...
This sp. is still not established enough in the hobby yet...
 

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Anybody heard of Phormingochilus sp. Sabah Blue? Is this a morph of everetti, or is this completely separate sp?

Since ive been gone it appears theres all sorts of new and fascinating ts i can only dream about getting my hands on. I know these have only recently been discovered/rediscovered, but im curious if anybody has had any luck getting them stateside.

Can somebody give me any solid info on (or possible tips/leads on how to aquire) this beauty?
Have you gotten your hands on any yet? I have mine being shipped with a buddy of mines this week. They are here in the US.
 

grayzone

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Not yet holly. But yes they agould be here today? I have a handful coming this week or maybe next (havent checked) along with a few other things as well ;)
 
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TSS are selling slings of these at the moment. Tempted.

Has anyone kept them?
 

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Yes. Since this post i aquired 3 slings and a 6.5"dls female that is now close to 8"dls

1st pic is of immature female at 6.5" (yes immature)

2nd is of finally mature adult 20180508_161834.png 20181111_162458.jpg 7.5"+
 
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Yes. Since this post i aquired 3 slings and a 6.5"dls female that is now close to 8"dls
Would it be possible to post pictures of yours?

Do they require a typical arboreal set up with moist substrate?
 

grayzone

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Just edited the post..

And yes theyre typical asian arboreal, so a tall tank with deep moist sub works best.

They are very reclusive and youll almost never see them, but when you do theyre a sight youll love.

I had problems with my group of slings when they made their debut to the US, and they ultimately all died of unknown reasons. My adult is doing perfectly fine
 

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This girl is probably the fastest and and meanest spider ive owned, which isnt suprising as its "Phormingochilus".
Only other spiders comparable to her are akcaya and carpenteri so it must be the genus
 

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Just edited the post..

And yes theyre typical asian arboreal, so a tall tank with deep moist sub works best.

They are very reclusive and youll almost never see them, but when you do theyre a sight youll love.

I had problems with my group of slings when they made their debut to the US, and they ultimately all died of unknown reasons. My adult is doing perfectly fine
What a species. I am in love. Thanks!
 
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