The latest pics look like B. albopilosum to me.Joe! Where are you? Need your help!
This is probably something you should have stated when you posted the pictures, because I was thinking the same thing as Chris.I was comparing my male to my female in those pics.
the only pic of my male B. albopilosum is the 1 on the water bowl all the others are the 1 that i wasnt sure about.The latest pics look like B. albopilosum to me.
This is probably something you should have stated when you posted the pictures, because I was thinking the same thing as Chris.
So what are the latest pics? Your male, or the new spider?
Better?Could someone please suggest examining the spermathecae at some point in this thread please? If it B.albopilosum It should be a simple dome.
Anyway,with the clear pictures it is very probably B.albopilosum. I would say its quite an old specimen, female and relatively close to moult. In part i say that as it has defined knee markings showing it to be rather old.
I really think the curliness of the hairs or copper tone of the carapace have any value for a definative identification,and not reliable attributes to define B.albopilosum. So please would someone suggest to look at the spermathecae shape to help confirm its genus. Ok, i will say it. As i find its often best to use a freshly moulted female for breeding, then why not wait until she moults then post a picture of the spermathecae?