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Avicularia sp Blue Velvet New Molt

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by LC72uk, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. LC72uk

    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Kumaka.......................:):T: 20170427_152004.jpg 20170427_152123.jpg 20170427_152213.jpg 20170427_152223.jpg 20170428_121650.jpg 20170428_121711.jpg 20170428_121743.jpg 20170428_121820.jpg
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    Awww, so cute :)
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank You:):T:
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    Beautiful baby!
    Love its cute little orange feet.:)
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    I have a 2yr old female of this species, How has the growth rate been for you?
    I cant find much info for them. they seem to be a very small Avic? My girl is only 3.5-4" after 2 yrs.
    she eats and molts regularly but doesn't seem to grow much between molts.
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    Thank You:):T:
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    I`ve found it to be quite slow, Kumaka is around the 1.5", I got Kumaka end of July last year as a 1cm Sling.
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    Thanks Mate.:):T:
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    It will be good to see if Kumaka's growth rate is similar to mine.
    I received "Tiny Dancer" on 05/2015 at about 1/4-1/3" she has molted 9 times in just short of two years and is still under 4". I dont name most of my 125+ T's but this little girl has a spot in my heart.
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    I`ve got a Little Purpurea "Plum" that`s done the same with me, I hand feed it, gets all excited when I approach the Tank, so gentle when it takes the food. Kumaka has had 5 molts since arriving last July.:):T:
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    My girl "Tiny Dancer" fresh from her last molt. Have you been able to sex yours yet?
    2017-08-09 11.19.57.jpg 2017-08-09 11.20.24.jpg
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    Very Nice!:):T:
    No not been able to Sex Kumaka yet, I think that`s down to my eye sight though.:D
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    For more info look up Avicularia avicularia. lol Avicularia sp. "Blue Velvet" is just a silly pet trade name. ;)
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    Great, so what you`re saying is Sp Blue Velvet is just a normal Avicularia avicularia, so that means Traders and T shops in UK are conning people into thinking it`s a different sp of Avic.
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    Not exactly, before the revision it could only be assumed it was a form of Avicularia avicularia, so they named it as if they were a separate species, just in case it was. Now with locality data and many morphotype descriptions, I have to conclude they're one of the many locality variants of Avicularia avicularia.
    All those Avicularia avicularia look alikes considered nomen dubium or labeled by locality or trade name; geroldi, braunshauseni, azuraklaasi, sp. kwitara river, metallica, sp. Bolivia etc... All variants of an Avicularia avicularia morphotype.

    Can anyone tell me what exactly is different about hobby Avicularia avicularia vs. sp. Blue Velvet? Besides minor color differences?
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    Ah ! I see.
    What`s your take on Avic sp Santa Mission Moon light, this is one sp of Avic I really want.
    There`s a Guy over in Germany , who has this sp from time to time, infact He has the best selection of Avics I have found online so far.
    https://translate.google.co.uk/tran...://www.spiderattack.de/?page_id=863&sandbox=1
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