Poecilotheria regalis / Lampropelma violacepes

Catzzoup

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At what age and size, does the female of these 2 T’s start to show those colors.For example the violacepes the purple/blue coloration. Also the regalis the solid black and white?
 

Matt Man

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My P Regalis is about 3.5" DLS +/- and is showing classic coloration
 

Catzzoup

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My P regalis is about 4 inches or so and well it is showing the classic coloration. But just barely. I’m just wondering like how much longer until it’s complete color if that makes sense lol . Thank you by the way. I’ve been wondering this for these 2 T’s since even before I got them. 😁
 

Matt Man

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My P regalis is about 4 inches or so and well it is showing the classic coloration. But just barely. I’m just wondering like how much longer until it’s complete color if that makes sense lol . Thank you by the way. I’ve been wondering this for these 2 T’s since even before I got them. 😁
some of it depends on gender. Pokies are sexually dimorphic and the males tend to be a little more subdued in their contrast. So if yours doesn't get too contrasty it may be a gentleman.
At the bottom of this page there is an example of this. https://www.giantspiders.com/captive-care/sex-determination/
P Rufilata Dimorphism Here. https://www.flickriver.com/photos/26238310@N05/3460350838/
P Ornata near bottom of page. http://tarantulas.su/en/evolution/Poecilotheriinae/Poecilotheria
 

Catzzoup

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some of it depends on gender. Pokies are sexually dimorphic and the males tend to be a little more subdued in their contrast. So if yours doesn't get too contrasty it may be a gentleman.
At the bottom of this page there is an example of this. https://www.giantspiders.com/captive-care/sex-determination/
P Rufilata Dimorphism Here. https://www.flickriver.com/photos/26238310@N05/3460350838/
P Ornata near bottom of page. http://tarantulas.su/en/evolution/Poecilotheriinae/Poecilotheria
Thank you so much thats helpful. both of mine are confirmed Females thats why I'm wondering at what age or size till they Hit those colorations. lol I just can't wait to see those colors thats all haha
 

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some of it depends on gender. Pokies are sexually dimorphic and the males tend to be a little more subdued in their contrast. So if yours doesn't get too contrasty it may be a gentleman.
Not always true, while some may have more of a contrast or drab color than others, specimens may have variation and there is not a set way to truly tell until either Pen-ultimate or mature for males. The exception of sexually dimorphic will only apply to P. ornata.
 

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Thank you so much thats helpful. both of mine are confirmed Females thats why I'm wondering at what age or size till they Hit those colorations. lol I just can't wait to see those colors thats all haha
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