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Grammostola sp. north

tabitha8122

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This little lady was sold to me as a G. rosea, but I'm fairly certain she's a G. sp. north, I'm not disappointed. She's stunning and sweet as can be. Her carapace looks like a champagne gold, light coppery pink or a copper depending on the lighting.

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I did manage to get 1.2 G. roseas who are all paired. I'm excited.
 

DustyD

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Very beautiful!

I think the nomenclature of G. rosea i was a juniors a bit of a mess. I will have to look it up. Is it condidered a seperate species? I think recently that the World Spider Catalog said that in the wild, G. porteri and G. rosea were essentially the same. I think the wording was that the porteri is a junior synonym to the rosea. This does not apply to the pet trade where things are may be a little more complicated. I have four Rosea and a fifth that has been considered porteri.
 

tabitha8122

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You are correct, but, to the best of my knowledge, G. sp. north is not the same as a porteri. It also wasn't mentioned in the article unless I missed it.
 

Phobik1

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I dont think I can recall seeing any Sp North showing a red carapace like that one. We must consider also that accidental cross breeding happens with some of those not truly familiar with each species. Im a Grammy fan myself and have several species. Iherengi, Actaeon, Pulchra, Pulchripes, Rosea?, Grossa, Vachoni and Mollicoma?
 

tabitha8122

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I dont think I can recall seeing any Sp North showing a red carapace like that one. We must consider also that accidental cross breeding happens with some of those not truly familiar with each species. Im a Grammy fan myself and have several species. Iherengi, Actaeon, Pulchra, Pulchripes, Rosea?, Grossa, Vachoni and Mollicoma?
The first photo is a G. sp. North. Her carapace is not red or the rosea pink. The second photo is a rosea. Did you happen to catch both of my captions?
 

tabitha8122

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To clarify, my G. sp. north hasn't been paired... at least not since I've had her.

I have three roseas. Two are female and one male. They have been paired.
 

DustyD

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Very beautiful!

I think the nomenclature of G. rosea i was a juniors a bit of a mess. I will have to look it up. Is it condidered a seperate species? I think recently that the World Spider Catalog said that in the wild, G. porteri and G. rosea were essentially the same. I think the wording was that the porteri is a junior synonym to the rosea. This does not apply to the pet trade where things are may be a little more complicated. I have four Rosea and a fifth that has been considered porteri.
I need to proofread more. The word junior somehow slipped into a sentence whete it did not belong. Sometimes I post during a quiet time at work but have to leave it when I am needed.
 

DustyD

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A very beautiful T, the G. sp North. Will have to add it to my wishlist. A brief search shows Fear Not Taranulas has a female, but only available in store.

I will have to keep my eyes open.
 

tabitha8122

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A very beautiful T, the G. sp North. Will have to add it to my wishlist. A brief search shows Fear Not Taranulas has a female, but only available in store.

I will have to keep my eyes open.
Yep, I saw that too. I haven't seen anyone else who has them... yet. If I manage to pair her, I'll keep you in mind.
 
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