Theraphosidae sp. "Megacarapace" (?) 🤔

Smotzer

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So, I'm guessing, no one? Lol.
I had heard/ maybe saw some, I don’t know where it could possibly belong. There’s been a few mentions of them by members here on AB. I see them coming in on an import on FB as well. Someone mentioed them as small, do you know anything about that?
 

Craig73

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I have one. My first one had a bad molt and after trying to save it unfortunately didn’t make it. My second one just molted two days ago.

I haven’t found much on it; got them from J Rossi here.

I keep it on dry sub and overflow the water dish every now and then. Both excavated the heck out of their hides. Out all the time, but super skittish and retreat to the hide when disturbed. Has never climbed the sides of the enclosure and typically out near the water dish and stay close to the entrance of the hide. Fast as heck when they scoot. Appears to be docile and fantastic eaters that don’t disappoint; I saw my first one on top of the hide and it pounced down on the roach.

I did see something like 4” grown, but can’t say for sure, still in the sling stage about 1.25”, maybe 1.5” but hasn’t come out yet.

Very pretty deep black with a rust Color on the abdomen now. My previous one was larger (maybe 1.75”) and the abdomen is really round with a long carapace. Very cool T to observe.

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Jess S

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I looked at a thread @Craig73 might have some, as well as @Jess S maybe they can chime on their experince with them
Not me, I'm afraid! I have got a couple 'Theraphosidae spp but not that one. I'm sure I was recently talking to someone about that very species as they'd got a sling, but can't for the life of me think who it was! If it comes to me, I'll ask them to post on here.
 
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