Poec. threat posture...

LaRiz

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Someone asked for a pic of a Poecilotherid in threat posture. This is the best I could do, rather, the best my spider would do. She wouldn't really cooperate and give me the full display, which is when they arch their "back", leg pairs I and II are up and side by side. Very neat. You really have to surprise them to get them to do that.
Can anybody guess the species?
john
 

Weapon-X

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awesome pic john, is it a redslate ornamental?--Jeff
 

Devildoll

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ornata....
i'm staring at two of them right now.... they are so beautiful when the get big!
 

ArachnoJoost

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I'll go for the P. rufilata. I have a pic of the underside of the rufilata showing much red on the pedipalps, but I won't post it here since I don't know where on the net I got it from.
What a beautiful bleu on the footpads!!
 

atavuss

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cool pic, John! are you using pothos plants in your enclosures? all I can say is since it does not have the "belly band" its not regalis!
:)
Ed
 

LaRiz

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Poecilotheria ornata

Originally posted by Martin H.
I have looked through my pix, you are right, P. rufilata has also some red hairs on the palps. But on the photo of LaRiz I am missing the blue parts on the femurs. Also the markings look different, don't they? Compare with the attached photo:
Wow! This wasn't a contest. Thanks for the complements and guesses people. Yes! Poecilotheria ornata. Poec. rufilata does have the reddish setae on the undersides of the pedipalps, but I don't think they're as fiery red as the P. ornata. Poec. ornata legs also seem to be a tad more lithe in appearance, and the "caution banding" is more contrasting and neat (clean) with more yellow.
Absence of the bright purple/blue on the insides of legs I and II, and pedipalps, is also an indicator. P. rufilata also seem to have larger more prominent scopulae. Both are kick@$$!
Pictured is a small female P. rufilata.
john
 
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