Yep, I think A. eutylenum is fitting for the time being. However, that could all change.So can I label it as A. eutylenum? Also, I may consider donating it to your research projects, but would I ever get her back?
Well... to my understanding they are in the species complex of "eutylenum", but that it is no longer a valid species name... Aphonopelma taxonomy(as Brent can vouch for) is a mess.I know they're a. eutylenum because I researched the tarantula I caught when I was a kid
The T is around 3.5" DLS and has been that way since I collected it. So, mature female based upon the other Ts I have seen around here.Question - how big was she when you captured her? Adult? Juvenile? (Your photos are red-exed on my computer so I can't see them) .....:? :?
From what I have seen they all have similar features, but can vary widely in the intensity of colors/darkness of carapace/ect.Very attractive Aphonopelma, do all of those complex look like that or similar?
All I can find for sure is that A. "eutylenum"and A. iodius are different species...A. eutylenum is a valid name...it's a "complex" because there are a number of other "species" that have been named in the region but are probably nothing more than variants of eutylenum.
Out of her burrow.Did you get her out of the her burrow or find her out and about?
Check out SCABIES.I was kinda' hoping to locate a group/club in SOC...
I live in Coto de Caza right next to RSM and we see T's frequently in the hills. I have a female that we caught a in late July this year and she just molted 2 weeks ago. Now is a good time to go hiking and look for the males walking around looking for mates; they are short-lived, so seeing them and not catching them is the best to do.I'm new to SOC. Admittedly, I haven't been directly looking for them, but I live in RSM and have NEVER seen any type of T crawling around here. It's only recently I really started paying attention. Nice find.
I was kinda' hoping to locate a group/club in SOC who might go out hunting for finds like this every so often. I understand that, as Fall approaches, they should be all over the place. Anybody know of anyone who does this type of stuff?