View attachment 248304 So I should preface this by first saying that I am not a T expert, but actually a reptile guy. That said, I have always had a soft spot for the big, itchy, NW, terrestrials and have always kept one or two theraphosa sp. on display in my HOT room. Anyway, I recently saw this spider for sale at a local reptile dealer (I know, I wouldn't normally buy a T from a reptile dealer, but the animal looked healthy) and it was listed as T. blondi for $250. Obviously it wasn't blondi and there was no way I would pay that much for a 3"+ stirmi. I tried letting the owner of the shop know that it wasn't blondi, but actually stirmi, but he wasn't having any of that and told me that the person that they bought it from insisted that $250 was the going rate for this T. I ended up taking the T, which i suspect to be frmale, as part of a deal for some recent offspring of mine. So, I just assumed it was stirmi, but something about it just looks a bit different from the other stirmi that I haved worked with. Although it doesn't really show up in the crappy cell phone pics, It is quite leggy, has more of a deep, rosie-red hue, and appears more fuzzy than other stirmi. It is also VERY skittish and a hell of a hair kicker. It is at that age where the pale feet begin to disappear and I can't tell if the back two feet are just unmarked or if they have just lost the pale markings. They do seem to have some residual pale markings though, and I know that in apophysis that I have worked with in the past, the back legs are the first to lose their pink markings. This, plus the fact that the person that the dealer bought from told them that $250 was a fair price just has me curious. I'm sure that I'm just reading too much in to it and it's just a plain old stirmi, but any help would be greatly appreciated.