Update on the mystery T's

pategirl

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I went back to the pet shop today to see if the guy I bought the mystery T's from had anything with a latin name on it. Suprisingly, they were sold to him as H. Minax. I don't know about that, however, as I haven't seen any H. Minax with stripes like these. A different pic from last night is below(I'm proud of them no matter what they are). The scene below will never happen again, because as soon as I re-housed them, they both started striking and hissing, even though there was plastic between those guys/girls and me. I have to fatten them up as well.
 

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I'd have to agree based on a visual comparison...

Would like to see a pic of the Bill's T after a molt... It sure looks overdue for one to me...
 

Joy

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Originally posted by pategirl
I went back to the pet shop today to see if the guy I bought the mystery T's from had anything with a latin name on it. Suprisingly, they were sold to him as H. Minax. I don't know about that, however, as I haven't seen any H. Minax with stripes like these. A different pic from last night is below(I'm proud of them no matter what they are). The scene below will never happen again, because as soon as I re-housed them, they both started striking and hissing, even though there was plastic between those guys/girls and me. I have to fatten them up as well.
My guess is Haplopelma sp. "longipedum", aka C. paganus. If I remember correctly from Martin's posts, this and H. lividum are the only Haplos where leg IV is longer than leg I. I can't be 100% sure from the photos, but it looks as though this might be the case with yours, and it's certainly similar in appearance to mine below.

Joy
 
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Chris

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Whats up with this Joy? That spider's abdomen is smaller than a tennis ball... this isn't like you at all lol
 

Joy

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Originally posted by Chris
Whats up with this Joy? That spider's abdomen is smaller than a tennis ball... this isn't like you at all lol
Yes, I know, LOL! That picture was taken the day I brought her home (she was a WC I bought at a reptile show). I'm happy to say she's looking much plumper now--in part, I hope, because she's going to make an eggsac :)

Joy
 

pategirl

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I think you all are right

I think y'all are right about what these things are...they look remarkably similar. I finally got the really aggressive T's that I've wanted....
 
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HOORAY I am about to mate two of these. I have two adult females and one adult male. Hopefully he gets a lot of action. Chris would you ever want to buy a whackload of spiderlings for Creepy Crawlies?
 

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I've just rescued one from the local pet shop. It was starved (insanely starved at that) and dehydrated. It's now doin quite well, been eatin some meat, and has made a deep very well dug burrow. It's downright evil and fierce, I've never seen one like it. Truly beautiful as well. It cost me about 4$ and considering the norwegian prices for Haplopelma sp that's a SWEET price. I'm pretty certain of it being a H. "longipendum".

BTW: when I told the owner of the store a bit about the spider being poorly cared for, and a POOR choice for a beginner (due to its defensive behavior) she actually said to me: "It's a Bird Spider! it can jump ten feet horizontally and three feet straight up!" I almost started laughing in her face.. but instead i answered; "whatever you say.." some people should never be allowed to work at pet shops (or with animals at all) :p
 

Joy

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Originally posted by mmmmdonuts
Hey Joy,
how come your not holding that one?
Bryan
Tired of posting disclaimers ;)

Joy
 
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