Ahhhh, my favourite genus These are without doubt the holy grail of the tarantula world. Have you seen Xenesthis species 'blau'? Martin Huber also has a very strange Xenesthis species 'blonde', he may have photos on his site, I'm not sure. And one of these days, some X.monstrosa may make it to the hobby (other then Todd's).Originally posted by LaRiz
How to tell Xenethis from Pamphobeteus?
Check the scopulae on the rear legs of Xenethis and compare. Xenethis has scopulae that wrap around the very long metatarsus.
Hi Joy, this particular specimen does have the chance to hide out under a provided corkbark hollow, but shows no interest in doing so. Usually, she's out and about. All the other Xenethis I've had in the past were also on "display".Originally posted by Joy
How I envy you! I've been wanting one of these for years. Do you find this species very reclusive, or are you able to admire that gorgeous carapace on a regular basis?
I have had the same experience with mine. I have an immature male and female and neither of them ever utilize the shelters I have provided them with. They do seem rather nervous, but they are always visible.Originally posted by LaRiz
Hi Joy, this particular specimen does have the chance to hide out under a provided corkbark hollow, but shows no interest in doing so. Usually, she's out and about. All the other Xenethis I've had in the past were also on "display".
Steve,Originally posted by Steve Nunn
HA, how about an adopted son? Will feed and breed T's for food and slings......
Oh geez, you know how many stumpies I've run across where I used to live Yeah, we're in monitor heaven, herps all over the place, I guess I'm just a glutton, but who couldn't want a Xenesthis!!!Originally posted by LaRiz
I'd glady trade a whole mess of these ugly things for a couple of stumpies
I'll even throw in every available species of Pamphos for one Varanus keithhorni
And you say we're lucky?