True green t's???

Arachnos482

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It's a question that's been bugging me for a while. How many green tarantula species are there, if any? Has anybody else ever found a green species?
 

Moltar

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How green do you want? H. incei is pretty green. P. cambridgei is a nice olive green. Several species of Avicularia look black but have green irridescence under direct light. Uhmmm... some Poecilotheria have green highlights.
 

Arachnos482

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Thanks for the info on the t's moltar, the H. incei is a nice green, but i'm looking for a t that's grass green, the color of spring grass shoots, is there such a color variance in any sp.? I know it's a long shot, but hey i got to ask...
 

jbm150

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Thanks for the info on the t's moltar, the H. incei is a nice green, but i'm looking for a t that's grass green, the color of spring grass shoots, is there such a color variance in any sp.? I know it's a long shot, but hey i got to ask...
Grass green? I don't think so, would be cool though. My cambridgei is pretty green, but its a golden,mossy green. Rufis get pretty green, as well as ornatas sometimes
 

Moltar

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There are true spiders that can be the kind of green you mean, like this green lynx spider, but I'm not aware of any T's that are that kind of green. Because part of being a tarantula is being covered in hair, they usually just don't have that sort of brilliant coloration. Also they're nocturnal so camouflage isn't really an issue.
 

kevin1995

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Woohoo thats an awesom looking metallica!

From my experience, MM Lampropelma violaceopes gets as green as a T could get.
 

ZergFront

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Psalmopoeus cambridgei, Poecilotheria rufilata and P. ornata are pretty green.

Psalmopoeus reduncus slings have a green sheen like E. uatuman but I don't think that color fallows them to adulthood..
 

JDeRosa

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There is something called the Carlsbad Green. I haven't seen them around in a REALLY long time.
 

Arachnos482

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I must thank each and every one that has replied to my question, although there is no true green t, i did find sp. that others suggested that are very beautiful, and i will now go about researching the one's i like.

Thanks A mil guys!!!!
 
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