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Brachypelma sabulosum identification help...

Discussion in 'Brachypelma' started by Umbra, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Umbra

    Umbra New Member

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    Hi guys.


    Compared to the vagans, angustum and sabulosum, these species are all very similar to the point of seeing no differences between them for the untrained eye.

    I want to know, how can I spot the difference? I have bought a b.sabulosum a month or so ago as my second spider, but i am just curious because they look exactly similar to the vagans they were selling.

    Thanks in advance :) and excuse my typos.
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    Umbra New Member

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    Just bumping this thread up a bit since it was posted a while ago with no reply.
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    Well, I partly was hoping it would go away! Ha! It's a weird one. I have an honest to gosh WC sabulosum caught as a youngster 20 ish years ago. Looks just like many vagans I've seen. I read once that the rear legs are reddish in sabulosum. In vagans,I see some with red and some without. Also se vagans with and without cream carapace border. Who knows what kind of genetic soup people have accidentally made of vagans? Captive sabulosum I just don't trust. I would love to pair my female with a real sabulosum if only I knew what one was.
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    Nicolas C Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for not having chime in... but I really cannot help you, because I don't have enough scientific datas on this and never had one...
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    everything i've found say the vagans have the tan border on the carapce, the sabulosum don't. my vagans has it, my sabulosum doesn't. the S. angustum have red hairs on the 2 back legs (#4 and #8), and are a bit smaller than the vagans. I've read the spermethcae are different, but can't confirm that in my searches.
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    Casey K. Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    In sabulosum the abdominal setae is more of an orange/red color than actual "red" like Vagans. I used to have an AF.
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    i'll have to check that out :) if i can ever get them both out of the hides at the same time lol.
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    I have one of each, the sab having been WC a long time ago. Thanks. I will check.
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