Sold as B. Smithi...but not

REAPER591

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So a while back I had purchased 5 B. Smithi slings. All around 1". Well as time has gone by and they all have a couple molts under their belt I noticed this guy getting substantially larger than his sling mates and lacking the classic striped leg look of the the other 4. In this pic it's around the size of a silver dollar.

So if it isn't a smithi.....what is it?

 

AgentD006las

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Who would sell you these as smithi? Even as 1" slings they have distinct knee patterns. Hope you can get that settled with who ever you got them from. And +1 on the albopilosum
 

kevin88

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yup I would agree......B. albopilosum my curley sling is identical
 

Hentzi

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Could be B Angustum I have a few slings and they are identical to these at the size pictured.
 

groovyspider

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just throwing it out there maybe lp i mean how dark the colors are and such? ive never had a sling lp and iam getting my first b.albo the tenth but ive seen pics and welll lol thats my opion:?
 

spiderworld

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Yip! albo forsure!

Try get hold of the guy, (up to you)
It may have been an honest mistake
 

Salamanderhead

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just throwing it out there maybe lp i mean how dark the colors are and such? ive never had a sling lp and iam getting my first b.albo the tenth but ive seen pics and welll lol thats my opion
I have a little sling LP. They dont really look much like this. Then again mine is probably a couple instars behind that sling so this might be irrelevant.


LP^


I would also guess B.albopilosum. I have a sling of that species but its extremely small so a comparison picture would be useless from me.
 

spiderworld

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I have a little sling LP. They dont really look much like this. Then again mine is probably a couple instars behind that sling so this might be irrelevant.


LP^


I would also guess B.albopilosum. I have a sling of that species but its extremely small so a comparison picture would be useless from me.
I have both Lp and albo in the same size as the op pic!
The spider in the pic is B albo
 

REAPER591

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Awesome, ty everyone for the replies. I'm obviously a little bummed it's not something cooler than an albo, but it bumps me up to yet another species that I didn't have before so it's all good.
 

AgentD006las

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Awesome, ty everyone for the replies. I'm obviously a little bummed it's not something cooler than an albo, but it bumps me up to yet another species that I didn't have before so it's all good.
I guess. Id call them on it so they dont do it to anyone else. espacially if it was someone on AB. Thats a 4$ sling compared to a 25$ sling. Your supposed to get what you paid for. :wall::wall:
 

groovyspider

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Awesome, ty everyone for the replies. I'm obviously a little bummed it's not something cooler than an albo, but it bumps me up to yet another species that I didn't have before so it's all good.
haha hoping for that p. metallica mix up or t. blondi huh ;)
 

NikiP

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I guess. Id call them on it so they dont do it to anyone else. espacially if it was someone on AB. Thats a 4$ sling compared to a 25$ sling. Your supposed to get what you paid for. :wall::wall:
That is a really good point.

Reaper, maybe you should send the seller a nice email explaining what happened. Maybe they would be willing to refund the difference.
 

REAPER591

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I only paid $7 /ea for them so I'm not too worried about the price difference. I had purchased 15 slings from this person all at the same time with no doas or issues. So I'm just going to assume it was a whoops and grabbed the wrong vial.
 
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