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Possible misidentified Poec

Discussion in 'Poecilotheria' started by Metalman2004, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Metalman2004

    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Who wants to guess what it is? This is it when I first gotnit at about 2”.

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    This is it now at about 4”.

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I got nothin' for ya with the ID help, but I got lots of compliments for your amazing looking spider.

    In the middle pic, I'm seeing a hint of reddishness. Can I guess P. rufilata? But it doesn't have the striped knees. The last pic looks pretty subfusca. I'm just guessing...
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    The consensus seems to be subfusca. Bought it at 2” a little over a year ago as a smithi.
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    153038113272110846136.jpg Smithi 1530381169521489034637.jpg
    Subfusca
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    I've studied subfuscas recently, that looks like one to me. I intend to get a few. I'm no Poecimon master though.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    This was my first Poec bought along with a P rufilata female bought from a pretty reputable person that sells here. I PMed them yesterday just to let them know but haven’t heard back yet. I still have a nice looking healthy spider so I’m not too bummed about it.

    I bought both the smithi and rufilata as females. I haven’t checked molts because of who I bought them from but I guess I need to check their next molts just in case. The subfusca pattern looks female to me, but I actually was thinking the rufilata’s pattern looked a bit male a while back.
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