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Avicularia sp Unknown ?

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by LC72uk, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. LC72uk

    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    This little one was given to me as a freebie from my last delivery from Poland, He did not know which sp of Avic this is.:):T: 20170610_120509.jpg 20170610_120532.jpg 20170610_120547.jpg
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Whatever it is it's a cutie and it'll be fun watching it grow :D
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank You:):T:
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    My guess is Avicularia avicularia maybe ?:):T:
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    that's what i was wondering, but the reddish legs it has now are bit different from what i've seen of avic avic slings.
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    Can you get a decent pic of the abdomen? I want to see if it's minatrix or not. But yeah, most of the pink toe ID posts end up being a color form in the Avicularia avicularia complex.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Will try, not the easiest to photograph being 2cm, it has also molted over night, from what I can see there looks like a touch of orange/red, maybe the light in here, will try and get a shot over next few days. Thanks:):T:
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    Well, note that minatrix have a slightly different abdominal pattern compared to the look alike Avicularia avicularia, variegata, juruensis and rufa slings. So they are identifiable in a picture.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    These of any help, thanks:):T: 20170703_095735.jpg 20170703_095749.jpg
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    Almost positive it's Avicularia minatrix. They have a unique abdominal pattern. Please, post better pics of the abdomen, side pics especially.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Me and @Enn49both agree it`s a Minatrix, she got one recently and we have compared Photos, they are identical
    What I noticed was the legs are a lot hairier than any of the other Avics I have had and got, this is a first for me though with this sp..
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    I would agree with you but I can't tell size from your pics. Lol it being hairier than other Avicularia at a smaller size makes sense, minatrix are a small species only getting about 3".
    The abdominal pattern certainly says minatrix, but I want to be sure your pics aren't playing tricks on me. ;)
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you mean the actual size of the T or size of the Photo. ?:)
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    The sling size. All of them tend to get hairier as they grow. Avicularia minatrix mature at a smaller size compared to most so logically that tells me they will be hairier at a smaller size.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say Sling is no bigger than 1.5cm / 2cm at the most.
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