- Sep 27, 2002
Hey, whatever happened with your B. annitha Mystery sling? still too small to tell for sure?
Yes it is cute, but what is it? It was sold to me as a B. annitha sling and it clearly is not a B. annitha. It's a Brachypelma by all appearances and the only black legged, light carapace, red hairs on the rump that I know of is the ruhnaui.Originally posted by Spider_savior
Hes soooo cute ! Awww !!
I think you're onto something, that pic matches the carapace coloration of this one exactly and I found a site of someone who had raised spiderlings of these and said they have the pink carapace when juveniles but lose it as they grow into adulthood.Originally posted by JP version 1.0
A good friend of mine has a spider that was sold to him as B. pallidum. I had a supposed B. pallidum before that looked nothing like his - so I investigated. On John Hoke's site he has a couple pics of B. pallidum, that look like 2 very different spiders. One of these ( the one at the bottom of page #10 in the species section) resembles yours. The B. pallidum on Kelly Swift's site looks different still( more like the one I had years ago). I have heard that there is some confusion regarding this species. Could one of these be yours?
No, this thing went from being a fairly generic looking Brachypelma sling to a metallic orange-pink carapaced thing with dark legs in a single moult, and on this last moult the legs turned a nice, jet black.Originally posted by Ultimate Instar
She looks quite a bit like yours, except her legs are closer to her abdomen colors. Did your flash drown out it's leg colors? I'm not too sure that the pink carapace colors will fade with time.