Picked this T up for $25! Now what is it?

Johnny1320

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Went to a lps to get some feeders. This T was sitting there listed as a "striped white knee" and they didn't know the scientific name. Got it with a hide and large critter keeper for $25. About 4-5" legspan and there's parts laying around from a recent molt I suppose.

Hopefully this link works, I'm on my phone.


 
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malevolentrobot

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your facebook pictures have privacy controls on them, i think.

until you post the pic where we can view it... i think the common name you listed is for A. seemani, right?
 

Chris_Skeleton

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your facebook pictures have privacy controls on them, i think.

until you post the pic where we can view it... i think the common name you listed is for A. seemani, right?
Well "stripe knee" is A. seemanni. Maybe it's an A. geniculata or other Acanthoscurria.
 

Johnny1320

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and a useless ventral pic lol. my cell phone isnt cooperating tonight. Be nice if it was a female.

 

DansDragons

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Definitely Eupalaestrus campestratus - Pink Zebra Beauty. A female to boot.

steal of the year so far..wowie.
 

Johnny1320

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Wow thanks guys. I'm not sure what the story was with this. The guy told the other employee to just include the container/hide because thats what it came in, so I wonder if someone just turned it over that couldnt care for it anymore. Hopefully there isnt anything wrong with it. I was in a bit of a hurry, and overly excited since..it was a big T for $25 that wasnt G.rosea at petco lol. They had an 4-5" B.vagans for $69 and a 1" N.chromatus for $45 I believe, which I thought was a bit high for both. When I saw the price on this one, I thought it was a mistake.
 

RoseT

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Cool great deal!!!..Love it when the seller doesnt know what they are selling!...I came up on a female pulchripes 4-5'' for 50 bucks about a month ago this way...Congrats!
 

ErinKelley

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That's a great deal! I've wanted a PZB for awhile now too. Lucky!

I agree it looks like a female. (even luckier) :)
 

Johnny1320

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A guy I know I guess checked it out before but didnt buy it. He spoke to the employee who said the previous owner got spooked because it threw a threat at them. I could/can barely get her to move into her new housing. But she did try to kick a little hair. Very slowly though lol.
 

brian abrams

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Great Buy

Almost ANY adult T that's no a Rose-Hair of Pink-Toe for $25 is a good buy. Even if it turns out to be a Seemani or Accantho. Sp. If indeed it is a PZB, then that's a GREAT buy!
 

killy

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I'm in love - whatever this is, I WANT ONE ... the consensus seems to be that this is E. campestratus - where has this species been all my (short) Tarantula career? Beautiful spider, and beautiful portraits! Whatever you did, however you did it, ya did good! (I promised myself that I had reached my limit ... but promises are made to be broken, right? Now the question is, which piece of furniture to I sacrifice to make room for one more?) ...
 
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