rosea?

fartkowski

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hi
i got this guy sold to me as a rose tarantula
when i first got it, it did look like a rosea but then a few weeks ago it molted
and now looks like this
the carapace is a very shiny copper color and the red hairs on the butt threw me off
i have never had a rosea molt with me before, is this what they look like or is a different T?
also when it molted it built a hammock like web in the upper corner of the cage, and thats where it molted, right above it's hide i thought that was kinda odd
i was browsing thru some pictures and could not find anything that looked the same
any info would really help
thanks
chris
 
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P. Novak

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IT is most definately Paraphysa scrofa! Congrats. Its a dwarf species.

I can take pics of mine if you'd like me to, to compare it, but I am 100% sure that is what I said it was.
 

fartkowski

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oh wow thats cool
thanks for the info, i looked at pics and yeh i'm pretty sure thats what it is
about how big do they get?
also i paid $18.99 for it, is that a good deal
are they terrestrial?
i've been keeping like a rose hair and it seems to be pretty happy
any other info on theses guys would really help
thanks
 

P. Novak

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Keep it just like a rose hair and you will be fine. I'm pretty sure they dont exceed 4". Mine is around 3".

$18.99 sounds pretty good especially if it turns out female. I bought a female for $10 from another member on this board, I got very lucky:D . I usually see them being offered around $30-$40.

If yours turns out male(which it probably isn't), we should do a 50/50.
 

Bothrops

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Yeap, actually that T looks like a P. scrofa.

Very pretty T!! ;)
 
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