Poecilotheria metallica Pocock, 1899

Henry Kane

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Poecilotheria metallica. Not in the U.S. hobby yet. Likely never will be. They are very rare even in their own natural habitat. I've heard rumors that there have been eggsacks over in Europe. No idea if the rumors are true. I think Rick is the only person to even have photographed one.
When the rumors started, whenever they were supposed to make it to the U.S. the price for s'lings would've started at 150.00 to 175.00. Who knows what the future may bring to the hobby though.

Atrax
 
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Tarantula Lover

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hi

i just saw that pokey and changed my mind about regalis!! but too bad its not in the hobby! amzing color! looks just as beutiful as a versi!!
 

AlbinoDragon829

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Re: hi

Originally posted by Tarantula Lover looks just as beutiful as a versi!!
Yeah, I hear you on that one... I think it beats the crap out of a versicolor in the looks department!
 

Lycanthrope

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That is one stunning ornamental. I hope it makes it to the hobby one day, i would love to own one.
 

conipto

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My that thing really is quite good looking.

Like a H. lividum and a poke mixed together.

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AlbinoDragon829

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Originally posted by conipto
My that thing really is quite good looking.

Like a H. lividum and a poke mixed together.

Bill
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You've got that right... I was just thinking about that mix myself.
 

AlbinoDragon829

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Originally posted by Lycanthrope
That is one stunning ornamental. I hope it makes it to the hobby one day, i would love to own one.
Oh, yes, I most certainly agree.. I would consider paying the price that Atrax mentioned.
 

Joy

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Rick actually has a tattoo of this spider! Photograph attached

Joy
 

Code Monkey

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Originally posted by Arachniphile
Is that an adult or a juvinile in the pic? I'm thinking young....
The caption says "premature female" so it's big enough to sex, just not mature.
 

kellygirl

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i think i'm gonna have to stick with the metallica on being the more stunning pokie. have you guys seen that lime green species that todd gearheart just got in recently? i forget which one it was but it's absolutely amazing! Ts are so cool! argh, i wish they werent so misunderstood. i feel their pain....

kellygirl
 

Vys

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Gearheart, hmm...it tickles my memory...something close to Ak'Anon, no doubt..part of a quest, yes..kill Gearheart? Yes! Bullsmasher, no?

Amendment : I don't mean Todd
 

Valael

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Ahh, another EQ player?!


Well, I'm a former EQ player, so I guess "another" doesn't fit..
 

Henry Kane

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Originally posted by Valael
Awesome spider, but I think I prefer this pokie:


http://www.birdspiders.com/archive/3/0123.htm



The colors are so wild, the picture almost looks doctored.
Unfortunately, the same situation with the metallica exists with the P. miranda. Again, it's rumored that they are in the hobby in Europe, but not in the U.S. hobby yet. There has been a local dealer here that has sworn up and down that he's getting P. miranda in. He's been saying that for mmmm...'bout 6 months now. He's totally playing with my emotions man! :mad:

Atrax
 
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