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Euathlus sp. metropolitanos

Roboto22

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I just bought this beautiful girl today. I fell in love the second I saw her :) I'm having no luck on finding info though. Can anyone give me information on this species please? Growth rate/Max size/husbandry tips etc. I cannot find a single thing on this species. Is this a very rare species in the hobby or newly discovered. Any help is much appreciated :)
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PanzoN88

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I just bought this beautiful girl today. I fell in love the second I saw her :) I'm having no luck on finding info though. Can anyone give me information on this species please? Growth rate/Max size/husbandry tips etc. I cannot find a single thing on this species. Is this a very rare species in the hobby or newly discovered. Any help is much appreciated :)View attachment 42983View attachment 42984
I've never even heard of them, but being an aficionado of the genus, I'm looking forward to seeing updates.

Perhaps @sdsnybny will know something.
 

Metalman2004

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I’ve not heard of it either. Did you get it at a pet store?

It definitely looks H chilensis-y but not quite the same.
 

Roboto22

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No I got it from a trusted vendor at an expo. BirdspidersCH did a short video on this species so I know its definetely the correct spider and name. However the video they did of them finding it in its natural habitat is litterally the only thing I could find on the internet relating to this specific species. It's gotta be super rare or a newly discovered species. Got my fingers crossed someone sees this post and has some info to help fill in the gaps.
 

sdsnybny

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I believe these were incorrectly sold for years in the hobby first as Paraphysa scrofa and then as ‎Phrixotrichus scrofa. Since then ID'd as
Euathlus sp. metropolitanos
 

Roboto22

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Awesome! Thanks so much! I easily found info for this species after googling those scientific names you provided and that is exactly what it is. So the reason I wasn't finding info was because the name just got changed to Eauthlus sp. metropolitanos? It appears this is not an easy spider to obtain and I got pretty lucky finding this one :)
 

PanzoN88

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I believe these were incorrectly sold for years in the hobby first as Paraphysa scrofa and then as ‎Phrixotrichus scrofa. Since then ID'd as
Euathlus sp. metropolitanos
So what of that sling I got from you a couple years ago, still Phrixotrichus scrofa?

This thread has me intrigued.
 

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