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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Team Gomberg, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Tricocyst

    Tricocyst Active Member

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    GBB I think is the green bottle blue tarantula and the rose hair -if- I remember correctly is the grammostola rosea..? needs confirmation
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    Perhaps I'm wrong, but that looks like a Grammostola 'North', an as yet undescribed species found 10degrees north of the common rosehair, G. porteri.
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    Hmm. I have no clue what she is other than being called a rose hair.

    She was brought over from Florida. That's about all I know.

    Here is a better photo for a proper ID, I hope.
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    And I caught her grooming. It was amazing to watch. This is a screen shot of her fangs, fun!
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  4. Evanthomas

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    I always refer to my rose hair as G. porteri because a few years back after I got her they reclassified the normal Rosie's as porteri and the red ones as rosea is that still going on?

    Also I keep my adult female G porteri in a five gallon glass tank half full of the coco fiber bedding, bone dry, screen top. I overflow the water dish on the opposite side where her hide is and sometimes she will sit there other times she will stay in her dry zone. Mine has got to be pretty old because I've had her for about 7.5 years and got her from somebody who I believe bad her for 3-5 years and got her as an adult. Her last molt was probably three or more years ago.
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    Here she is eating

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    I believe that she is a Grammostola 'North'.
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    Is there anywhere I can see them all for comparison? Some of the G "north" look very different from her.

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    Photos can be a bit inaccurate because of lighting.

    Porteri carapace is rich wine in color. Body is brown-grey.

    'North' carapace is brass tan with a scant pink-red tint. Body tan mostly.
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    IMG_1524.JPG IMG_1596.JPG Porteri above. North below. I hope it helps.
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    That's tough mine definitely has more of the pink like the bottom picture but is that a MM? He would definitely have more color.
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    Yes. MM. Still very similar to a female. Let me see if I can find one.
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    That looks just like my girl. It's been a couple years since a molt which is why her carapace isn't as fresh and pink.
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    Excellent.
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    Grammostola porteri, the Common Rosehair.
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    When I was choosing my T, there was a clear difference in coloring between the 2 options. The one I didn't choose had a beautiful wine red color you describe, like in the photos but also in the legs. It was so beautiful!
    So technically, I saw 2 different variations of rose hairs?
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    Ahhh, that would be G. rosea, the Red Rosehair. Once it was thought to be a morph of the Common Rosehair, G. porteri. So, they referred to the red one as Red Color Form = "RCF", and the other one as Normal Color Form = "NCF". Rosea is pretty much uniformly light maroon-red. Some more striking than others. I also keep them.
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