WHAT SPECIES IS THIS? LARIZ? *M & F pics*

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This is either a Haplopelma sp. or Cyriopagopus paganus. What is it? They have mated constantly for the past few weeks so I expect her to gimme an eggsac but I wanna know what species for sure. I bet Lariz Will know.
 

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Looks like what we've been getting as H. longipedum, aka C. paganus.

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yep, what Bill said above. There seems to be a good degree of color variation in this species. Some have some heavy striping, while some do not.
 

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Originally posted by Tarantula
This is either a Haplopelma sp. or Cyriopagopus paganus. What is it? They have mated constantly for the past few weeks so I expect her to gimme an eggsac but I wanna know what species for sure. I bet Lariz Will know.
Hmmm, she looks a little rough around the edges man. Have you been keeping the male communally with the female? You know, like how some people do with Avics...:rolleyes:

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No I would never do that. I think she must just look bad in the picture because she is in great shape and a beautiful tarantula. The male on th other hand is gangly, much smaller and he never eats so his abdomen never varies in size much.
 
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HEre is another picture of her that was taken a few weeks ago. I think it is much better than the other one.
 

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Oops, didnt see the last reply before mine. In that pic, it looks more like a H.Minax.

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I know for sure that the male and the female are from the same species. Not only do they readily mate whenever they can but I am told by the breeder they come from the same mother. I am inbreeding.
 

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Originally posted by Tarantula
I know for sure that the male and the female are from the same species. Not only do they readily mate whenever they can but I am told by the breeder they come from the same mother. I am inbreeding.
It has always been my understanding, that males of the same eggsac as a female, will have already died before the females have become reproductive?

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Originally posted by Tarantula
I know for sure that the male and the female are from the same species. Not only do they readily mate whenever they can but I am told by the breeder they come from the same mother. I am inbreeding.
I see :)
Well, dont take my word for it then, im still relatively new at this T naming bit :)... I would suggest getting advice from the veterans here. Ill check in once innawhile.

cheers!
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Originally posted by Big Dragonfly
It has always been my understanding, that males of the same eggsac as a female, will have already died before the females have become reproductive?

Jon

That is not always so. I have personally seen instances where males that were kept at lower temps. and fed less ( not neglected) matured later than their female counterparts. It is also mentioned in The Tarantula Keeper's Guide by Schultz and Schultz.

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Originally posted by Big Dragonfly
It has always been my understanding, that males of the same eggsac as a female, will have already died before the females have become reproductive?

Jon
THey arent from the same eggsac. THe female was born way before the male was from a separate eggsac. The male is relatively young and the female is a few years old.
 

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Originally posted by Tarantula
THey arent from the same eggsac. THe female was born way before the male was from a separate eggsac. The male is relatively young and the female is a few years old.
Oops! My bad. Well it looks like paganus/longipendum to me.

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Originally posted by Big Dragonfly
It has always been my understanding, that males of the same eggsac as a female, will have already died before the females have become reproductive?

Jon
As others have commented, this isn't always so. Back in the very early 90's when there weren't hardly any P. fasciata around, I bred what I highly suspected to be siblings (yes, I know) and produced a 75-spider eggsace that was healthy (I reared 5 of them to adulthood and they showed full colors).

Anyway, I got both as 1.5" spiderlings from Europe. The female was a little on the smallish side when the male matured, but she still produced a nice batch, all things considered.

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