Some New Arrivals

Jmugleston

Arachnoprince
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Haplopelma albostriatum:


Mature Male Poecilotheria fasciata:


Poecilotheria subfusca:


Poecilotheria metallica:


 

Raine

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Congrats, they are very nice looking T's! Is the blue and yellow one the one people here call 'Pokies'? It's gorgeous. :)
 

Jmugleston

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Congrats, they are very nice looking T's! Is the blue and yellow one the one people here call 'Pokies'? It's gorgeous. :)
Pokies is the common name for any spider in the genus Poecilotheria. In this case, all but the first spider are pokies.
 

widowmaker03

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Why are some pics of the Metallica so blue while others just have little bits of trim? Would the bright blues be the result of a recent molt, or do some specimens just have bluer hues? Either way... wish I could afford one...
 

CAK

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Why are some pics of the Metallica so blue while others just have little bits of trim? Would the bright blues be the result of a recent molt, or do some specimens just have bluer hues? Either way... wish I could afford one...
Most of the P.mets coloring has to do with camera angle, type of camera and how the pics are taken. My p.mets have a tendency to lose some of their vivid blue as their cycle continues on. Once they hit premolt, they will lose much of that VIVID blue you see in a freshly molted P.met.

I can't see the pics Joey posted, but those are some of the reasons you see differences.

Joe


Oh... cute lil subfusca by the way! ;)
 
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