Well now I'm just unsure

Blue Jaye

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I posted awhile back about my Borneo blk not growing very fast. I purchased this t in 2014. This t is never out when the lights are on and rarely seen in the dark and usually it's just the feet. But several months back I went into my t room when the lights were off with my red light. Low and behold the Borneo blk was out. Even on the front of the tub! So I took a measurement 3 1/4 inches. I thought it would be so much bigger. Well tonight it was out and I actually got pics. It has molted since I last saw it and is 4 1/2 inches. But while I was taking pics I realized it might not be what it was sold to me as. Some thoughts as to what it is or if indeed it is a Borneo blk would be greatly appreciated. It just seems to have quite a bit of a blue hue to it. Doesn't quite look like the ones I've seen. IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0262.JPG IMG_0263.JPG
 
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I posted awhile back about my Borneo blk not growing very fast. I purchased this t in 2014. This t is never out when the lights are on and rarely seen in the dark and usually it's just the feet. But several months back I went into my t room when the lights were off with my red light. Low and behold the Borneo blk was out. Even on the front of the tub! So I took a measurement 3 1/4 inches. I thought it would be so much bigger. Well tonight it was out and I actually got pics. It has molted since I last saw it and is 4 1/2 inches. But while I was taking pics I realized it might not be what it was sold to me as. Some thoughts as to what it is or if indeed it is a Borneo blk would be greatly appreciated. It just seems to have quite a bit of a blue hue to it. Doesn't quite look like the ones I've seen. View attachment 232044 View attachment 232045 View attachment 232046
Almost looks like a Purple Pink Toe but not quite.
 

Rittdk01

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Looks like the examples I found. Could be lighter from recently molting or a camera effect.
 

Olan

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Looks right to me. Probably will get darker over the next several molts. Pretty T!
 

Blue Jaye

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Yeah, my mistake.....corrected it. Common name threw me off, was confusing it with Ornitoctonae.
It's not a common name. L.sp Borneo black is is the name. I'm curious as to what burrowing species you were referring to?
 
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Venom1080

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eh, LVs have lighter carapaces. looks like a nigerrium to me. but ive not seen many pics of borneo blacks and mine is only 2".
 

Andrea82

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It's not a common name. L.sp Borneo black is is the name. I'm curious as to what burrowing species you were referring to?
Only 'Borneo Black' was mentioned in your OP, and since I was too much in a hurry to correct someone else I made a fool of myself by saying your spider was a burrower, and therefor definitely not an Avic. I corrected that later but damage was done:D
The species I was confusing it with
was H.lividum/C.lividus or Ornitoctonae species. But since I don't know a thing about Asian OW, I should have just kept my mouth shut after saying it is definitely not an Avic. :shy:
 

Blue Jaye

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Well I'm just going to hope it doesn't destroy its next molt and see if I can check spermethica. Yes it's probably spelled wrong. My auto correct is fighting with me and I just gave up. Last time it did this it changed my title to Born black and I didn't even notice till I posted. Sigh thank you everyone for the replies, appreciated!
 

Blue Jaye

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eh, LVs have lighter carapaces. looks like a nigerrium to me. but ive not seen many pics of borneo blacks and mine is only 2".
I would agree with the lighter carapace except I have two AF females from the same clutch and one has a very light carapace and one has a very dark carapace. She even turned black for a bit then back to purple.
 

viper69

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I've owned Lvs, only males unfortunately. I cannot say for sure, but if that's a MM male, that is NOT an Lv. Lvs are olive green. Usually male Lvs mature out at the size from 4" to 6" in a single molt. The maturity molt is a large size gain.

Also, the color of the setae in your pic are black, whereas in Jose's his are light brown. I don't recall seeing long sparse black setae in my Lvs, the males had the color of Jose's, that straw kind of color.

It resembles an Lv, but I don't think it is one, I could be wrong easily. I just don't recall ever seeing an Lv that is so faint of color in the blue/purple. @Poec54 would likely know.
 
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