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Edrick
09-17-2008, 04:15 PM
Does any one have any information on this species I just recently seen them available tarantulas.com is selling them for $95 apiece???:confused:

MVDaniel
09-17-2008, 08:26 PM
I bought a WC Blondi back in march and just had her molt a month or two ago. I've been reading a little about this "new" Theraphosa sp. and started wondering about mine. Below is a photo of mine immediately post molt. One of the major differences in this supposed third Theraphosa sp. is the presence of burgundy hairs post molt. That is abundantly clear in my case, but I've never seen another blondi post molt so I don't know if it's any different than any other. Opinions??

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2619552015_32abd4cabb_b.jpg

MVDaniel
09-17-2008, 08:29 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2619550329_99d3c5f87c_b.jpg

kylecchh
09-17-2008, 08:34 PM
Maybe its a Hybrid between a L. parahybana and a T. Blondi? Just a guess.

Lucara
09-17-2008, 08:37 PM
Looks like every other blondi I've seen. My blondi have the bright red hairs after it molts as well. I'll see if I cant dig up a pic..

Just your everyday run in the mill blondi. It also has the burgandy hairs on the abdomine and legs.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc204/lucara2007/Tarantulas/IMG_2053800x600.jpg

Another smaller blondi.
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc204/lucara2007/Tarantulas/IMG_2172800x600.jpg

MVDaniel
09-17-2008, 08:38 PM
It was WC, and from a reputable supplier, so I'm not sure. Her color has returned to normal. Here's a good shot where you can see the before and after colors......and yeah, she molted right side up. She's silly like that.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2620359276_c6cf3c3248_b.jpg

Lucara
09-17-2008, 08:51 PM
The last one listed was wc and the first one was CB. Both are males.

As for the body color I've had blondis range from light brown, to dark brown, to almost black to bright pumpkin orange.

Honestly I think you just have a T. blondi.

I am curious about the burgandy ones though. Even the pics of them dont really differ much from the regular blondi.

ahas
09-17-2008, 08:56 PM
Those are cool, look at those at legs. :eek:

MVDaniel
09-17-2008, 08:59 PM
Yeah, I figured she was run of the mill, I just haven't seen a lot of others immediately post molt and the description sounded a lot like mine.

Lucara
09-17-2008, 09:01 PM
I would love to see a side by side pic of the blondi and the "burgandy sp."

MVDaniel
09-17-2008, 09:04 PM
yeah, that would be helpful. Where did you see a photo of the "burgundy"?

Lucara
09-17-2008, 09:12 PM
Tarantulas.com or whoever is selling them has the parents posted on their website.

AphonopelmaTX
09-17-2008, 09:17 PM
I don't know anything about this Burgandy Goliath, but until a description paper is published and/ or a public confirmation of the new Theraphosa species rumor by a reputable arachnologist is made, I will be dismissing these as a hyped up, overpriced, possible color variant of Theraphosa blondi. I could of sworn there were a few arachnologists that have said color and markings were not a good indicator of a species. Sorry, but "pink feet like T. apophysis and tibial apophysis like T. blondi" just doesn't convince me it's a new species and make me want to part with $95 USD. But then again, it very well maybe a new species and I'm missing out. Oh well.

- Lonnie

Edrick
09-18-2008, 08:16 AM
This does seem extremely weird too me as well and 95 bones seems like over kill to fork out. A plan blondi would do me well!:D

Tie Black
09-21-2008, 04:19 PM
Theraphosa apophysis spiderlings have pink feet, mature males have tibial spurs and are from Venezuela...
The "Burgandy blondi" spiderlings have pink feet, mature males have tibial spurs and are from Guyana...
Venezuela and Guyana are neighbouring countries...??

$95 seems a lot for an apophysis :)

seanbond
09-21-2008, 04:44 PM
Anyone bought these goliaths yet that can speak on them?? maybe michael could elborate on them more.

Tie Black
09-21-2008, 04:54 PM
Anyone bought these goliaths yet that can speak on them?? maybe michael could elborate on them more.

I haven't, but what sort of information would you be hoping for?

seanbond
09-21-2008, 05:06 PM
Any specific details of course, why they are diff, if they even r

Tie Black
09-21-2008, 05:27 PM
The "Burgandy blondi" ....mature males have tibial spurs


I apologise. It appears they don't have tibial spurs.

matthias
09-21-2008, 05:32 PM
Theraphosa apophysis spiderlings have pink feet, mature males have tibial spurs and are from Venezuela...
The "Burgandy blondi" spiderlings have pink feet, mature males have tibial spurs and are from Guyana...
Venezuela and Guyana are neighbouring countries...??

$95 seems a lot for an apophysis :)

Per T.com the T. sp burgandy males do NOT have the tibial spurs.

Tie Black
09-21-2008, 05:34 PM
Per T.com the T. sp burgandy males do NOT have the tibial spurs.

Okay. Read my last post, and rub it in... :D

Veneficus
09-21-2008, 06:53 PM
Per T.com the T. sp burgandy males do NOT have the tibial spurs.

Regular T. blondi mature males don't either.