Tarantula ID

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Tarantula ID

Post by NikG » Sat, 01 Aug 1998 04:00:00


     I recently bought a spiderling from a pet store, they were selling it as a
"Black Birdeater".  At first, I thought it was a Haplopelma minax, but now I'm
not so sure.  The spiderling is about 2", and is mostly black and dark brown.
The abdomen is dark brown, with a light brown chevron pattern in the middle.
There is a black stripe running down the middle of the chevron.  The
cephelathorax is dark gray, with a black starburst pattern.  Each leg has a
black femur, with the rest of the leg being dark brown.  There is a yellow
stripe at every joint.  The first two pairs of legs have a slight yellow tinge.
 The spiderling constructed a burrow last night.  Any ideas?    

Nick Powers