When do B. boehmei usually get their adult colors?

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I've got a sling that was purchased as B. boehmei, but I'm highly doubting that's what it is. It's molted like clockwork every month and 10 days give or take, which I thought was odd from the beginning. Before this current molt, it was around 1.5 inches, and wasn't showing any adult coloring at all. It just freshly molted either last night or early this morning, and is definitely over 2 inches now. I'm still waiting for it to harden up, but from what I can see atm, still zero adult coloring. Which doesn't seem right at all. So as the title says, when do they usually get their adult coloring?
IMG_6235.jpg This pic is before this last molt. For reference, the container is 1.75" wide. After this current molt it's touching both sides without being stretched, so definitely over 2".
 
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I've never kept a B. boehmei sling, but most Brachypelma show at least mild coloration at roughly the 1.5-2.5" mark.

It does seem to be molting quickly. Can we see a current picture?
 

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I've never kept a B. boehmei sling, but most Brachypelma show at least mild coloration at roughly the 1.5-2.5" mark.

It does seem to be molting quickly. Can we see a current picture?
Ya, I'll get one up later tonight after it hardens up some more. It gained a ton of size this molt so if it's still not showing something after hardening, I think I'm going to contact the seller.
 

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Ya, I'll get one up later tonight after it hardens up some more. It gained a ton of size this molt so if it's still not showing something after hardening, I think I'm going to contact the seller.
Yeah man, if it's over two inches, then something is wrong. Even the growth rate isn't right, unless you're feeding it like mad and keeping it warm.
 

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Does it sit out in the open like a rock most of the time? Mine sure does (and that's fine by me, as I want primarily good adult display spiders.)
 

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Yeah man, if it's over two inches, then something is wrong. Even the growth rate isn't right, unless you're feeding it like mad and keeping it warm.
I did feed it pretty heavy in the beginning, but I've slowed it down to twice a week this past couple molts. So ya, didn't seem right to me either. It's also looking pretty leggy after this molt.

Does it sit out in the open like a rock most of the time? Mine sure does (and that's fine by me, as I want primarily good adult display spiders.)
Yep, and it's definitely some form of new world terrestrial. I'm just pretty sure it's not a brachy at this point.
 
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Yep, and it's definitely some form of new world terrestrial. I'm just pretty sure it's not a brachy at this point.
It's impossible to tell the species in that first picture, but if it's larger than 2", we should be able to at least make an educated guess.
 

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never raised boehmei, but my 3 albos all had fuzz and some color by 2".. looks suspiciously like my Lasiodora slings.. they dont turn black till about 4".
 

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It's impossible to tell the species in that first picture, but if it's larger than 2", we should be able to at least make an educated guess.
Ya, I just mainly tossed that pic up to show the lack of coloration. It's pretty weird tbh, it still looks like a tiny NW sling, but big. This is really the only NW terrestrial sling I've had, but from what I've learned on here, most show some type of features by now. Like venom just mentioned, pretty much looks like some type of lasiodora.
 

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Yep, and it's definitely some form of new world terrestrial. I'm just pretty sure it's not a brachy at this point.
If mine was closer to looking like something, I'd be able to help you out with a comparison shot. Currently, it looks like this at 3/4 inch:



Not very distinct. It could be a Xenesthis for all I know.
 

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If mine was closer to looking like something, I'd be able to help you out with a comparison shot. Currently, it looks like this at 3/4 inch:



Not very distinct. It could be a Xenesthis for all I know.
Ya lol, yours is already showing more color than my sling at less than half the size. Looks like you'll have a nice molt soon too if you haven't already.

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Picture throws it off a little, but it's a smidge over 2 inches not even stretched. It's also still hardening, so I'm sure it's not done gaining size.
 
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Picture throws it off a little, but it's a smidge over 2 inches not even stretched. It's also still hardening, so I'm sure it's not done gaining size.
Is the abdomen actually red like it shows in the picture? If so, then that's not a B. boehmei, whatever it is.

Not sure what it is, but it doesn't look like a Brachy at all to me. I'd post another picture when it hardens up tomorrow, but I'll be pretty surprised if this is a B. boehmei. You should contact the seller with pictures of it after it hardens.
 

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It's not quite as red as the first picture, but definitely some red. The flash made everything a lot more vibrant. Ya I agree, 1000000% not B. boehmei as far as I can tell. The only other thing the seller was selling at the time, that were NW terrestrials, were LP's and vagans. Pretty sure it's not a vagans though cause of how light the carapace and legs are.
 

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It's not quite as red as the first picture, but definitely some red. The flash made everything a lot more vibrant. Ya I agree, 1000000% not B. boehmei as far as I can tell. The only other thing the seller was selling at the time, that were NW terrestrials, were LP's and vagans. Pretty sure it's not a vagans though cause of how light the carapace and legs are.
Yeah, certainly not a B. vagans either. It would have shown coloration several molts ago. Looks like you got a freebie spider for the price of an expensive Brachypelma.
 

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Yeah, certainly not a B. vagans either. It would have shown coloration several molts ago. Looks like you got a freebie spider for the price of an expensive Brachypelma.
Ya, luckily I only paid $20 for it as a .5" sling so I wasn't burnt too bad. I did get a P. irminia freebie with the order that included the "boehmei", and it turned out to be a molt confirmed female. So it's not all bad I guess lol.
 
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Ya, luckily I only paid $20 for it as a .5" sling so I wasn't burnt too bad. I did get a P. irminia freebie with the order that included the "boehmei", and it turned out to be a molt confirmed female. So it's not all bad I guess lol.
Hey, a freebie irminia isn't a bad deal at all! Although I'd still reach out. Worst case scenario, the seller doesn't uphold his sale. Then you know to never go to him again. It could have been an honest mistake.
 

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Hey, a freebie irminia isn't a bad deal at all! Although I'd still reach out. Worst case scenario, the seller doesn't uphold his sale. Then you know to never go to him again. It could have been an honest mistake.
I honestly think it may have been a mistake, cause he has good reviews. And it wouldn't make much sense to include a freebie like an irminia, but then rip someone off.

I went ahead and contacted the seller, and linked him this thread. So thanks for the help everyone. I'll throw some pics up tomorrow, and give an update on the situation after it's resolved.
 
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