Vietnamese earth tiger - birdeater

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I ran across a T. that was labeled with the above name. The shop owner said he didn't have a scientific name. It is 3-4", black with faint chevron markings. What was interesting to me were the thick black legs. Must be a burrower? I know there has been discussion about Asian T's being mis-labeled. Does anyone have an idea what it might be? I'm going to go back and take a look at it tomorrow. Are the any identifying features I should look for to help identify it? It was very fiesty and fast. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

Vayu Son

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I wouldnt buy from a place that had inverts without scientific names.

-V
 

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I had posted a similar thread about a month ago and I believe the consensus was that it was probably a Haplopelma minmax (Thailand Black).
A really feisty asian tarantula with a wicked attitude.
 

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I'd buy it if its less than 30 or 40 dollars .would a rose by any other name....yadda yadda yadda
 

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It looked similar to the pic posted by LaRiz in the Check this out thread. It is WC and he is selling it for $25, although I can possibly get it for $20. I am a good customer. If I get it, who am I joking, when I get it I'll try to post a pic. and maybe someone can help. Thanks for the responses.
 

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you should try finding out who he bought the animal from after you let him know you're getting it. maybe you'll be able to find a positive ID somewhere along the trail. pictures are a pretty difficult way to ID t's.
 

VI6SIX

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Re: ><

Originally posted by Vayu Son
I wouldnt buy from a place that had inverts without scientific names.

-V
I once bought a breedable female B. vagans because the people at the petstore thought it was a G. rosea sometimes anothers ignorance = your bliss
and I've noticed theirs been a number of C.paganus floating around mis I.D.ed so thats a possibility on what it could be as well was there any leg striping on it?
 
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