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What do you think about this Avicularia sp. ?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by fatich, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

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    Starting to look like purpurea. Sling colors looked right on, looks like it's getting its adult colors.
     
  2. jim777

    jim777 Arachnosquire

    That avic's got rhythm!
     
  3. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    If you can find a copy of this(used to be free at the BTS site), it should give the characters necessary to make a determination:

    Kirk, P. 1990. Avicularia purpurea, a new species of theraphosid spider from Ecuador. Journal of the British Tarantula Society, 6 (1): 15–19.

    It very well could be purpurea but relying solely on color, esp. for Avicularia, is troublesome.
     
  4. synyster

    synyster Arachnobaron

    I stand corrected, it is definately not A.laeta

    It is starting to look like A. purpurea, but makes me think, could it be another cross breed? Lately, it's become very hard with the whole genus, and it seem's that alot of people are likely breeding any Avicularia species together...
     
  5. NevularScorpion

    NevularScorpion Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    CA
    it looks more like A purpurea to me too
     
  6. It looks like it's in on the dance party, whatever it is!
     
  7. mcluskyisms

    mcluskyisms Arachnoangel Old Timer

    UK
    Just thought I would resurrect this thread with a link from another site which may be of interest to the OP, as mentioned there is a different colour variant of Avicularia purpurea (Avicularia cf. purpurea), I came across this thread this afternoon and the male looks very much like the Avicularia in this thread. The male Avicularia cf. purpurea seem to be sexually dimorphic from the females. Therefore, even though trying to ID many species of Avicularia via photograph is a flawed practice IMO, I still believe the OP's tarantula to be Avicularia cf. purpurea.

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