Whose is the bluest?

Moltar

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Here's mine on the day of a molt. I've seen bluer cobalts but i still think this is one sexy girl!

 

P. Novak

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Heres some old pictures of mine before it died due to a bad molt...



poor girl..
 

Moltar

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Are you sure thats a H.lividum? The yellow markings on it's legs throw me off a bit. Got any other pictures of it.
I kinda wondered about that too. Where are the black femurs?

Novak, is that last pic your girl during the afore-mentioned bad molt? If so that's a sad picture... Beautiful t tho'.
 

LimaMikeSquared

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Novak -


Here is another picture.


The haplopelma saga started with me buying a H.albostrium from 'the spider shop'. A very dark grey/black striped tiger arrived with the gold on the legs. Looking at the genus photos of H.albostratium I said to Julie my daughter ( who is Lima Mike Squared ) this spider doesn't look like an 'albo'. Then she moulted into this electric blue. Had to be a cobalt. I have seen other photos of cobalts like her. They sell them over here as a 'dark form' Cobalt blue, and they are smaller and more 'racey' looking than the other variety.
 

LimaMikeSquared

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..... and another down her burrow



She has gone very dark again now, looking nearly black with the gold leg markings. You can just make out her tiger stripes. Put a good torch on her though and her legs are blue. She is also even tempered, although I don't interfere with her burrow, in the open she is easy to pot up.
 

LimaMikeSquared

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The 'Tarantula Store' has a mystery spider thread. You post photos for people to guess. They said Minax and various others before settling on the cobalt.
 

phil jones

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a very nice ( t ) :clap: :clap: :worship: :worship: to you and the ( t ) :) ;) ;) ~~~~ PHIL
 

Becky

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Definately not a lividum. Looks more like Haplopelma albostriatum to me.

My Burmese Form lividum female:


And here is my albostriatum female:
 

LimaMikeSquared

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I e-mailed Lee and said "my lovely albostratium you sold me has turned a very impressive shade of blue!" to which he replied " I'm sorry, but if it's blue then I've sent you a lividum"
 

LimaMikeSquared

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Plus the gold doen't rrun right down her legs like the albostratium, it is just on the top much like your lividum's.
I can see why Lee would label her as such, it would have been interesting to know what every one else recieved when they ordered them.
 

phil jones

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hi so did they send you the wrong ( t ) ? if yes are you happy with it if not what can you do now ? its a bit :confused: :? i think ;) ~~~~ PHIL
 
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