Texas Aphonopelma???

Acro

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I got this spider from a friend several years ago. It was a tiny sling and all the info he gave me about the T was that it was from Texas and it was an Aphonopelma. Since it is growing (and is about 3 inches) I feel that an ID may be possible at this point. So what do you think, what type of Aphonopelma could this spider be? Thanks for the help!!!
 

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Acro

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Thanks briarpatch10,
It does not show up as well in the pictures, but the hair on the opisthosoma has a redish sheen to it. Do A. hentzi have that?
 

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briarpatch10 and baltazar,
Thanks for the input!

The reason I am asking about what species this spider may be, is because I would love to attempt breeding with out producing hybrid young. So, is there a specific body part I should try and get a picture of that will define the species? Can the species be told by a shed skin? I would like to be as close to 100% sure as I can be.
 

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ID'ing the spermathecea(spelling?) would be one way to correctly id this T....if indeed it is female
 

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A. hentzi

The structure of the legs + the long "fluffy" appearance of the setae on the legs distinguish this spider from A. anax.

Away we go? Hmmm...that was a short trip.

Cheers,
Chris
 

phoenixxavierre

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That ... as they say..is par for the course they are slow growers. {D
Yes, I've heard it said by many. Personally, all the Aphonopelmas I've raised grew pretty quickly, especially once they reached an inch or two. But there are a LOT of Aphonopelma species, and I haven't kept anywhere near all of them! Yet... :}
 
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