View Full Version : Is this poecilotheria a rufilata?

07-20-2011, 06:36 AM

I bought 5 poecilotheria rufilata a year ago as slings. But 1 of them strikes me as not being a rufilata because of strange colours on the legs. The T in question is approx 10cm in legspan.(3.9inch)

Here you can see the Tīs ventrally;



And here is some pictures of my rufilata;


Maybe not the best pics, but he/she was hard to work with today. But the blue is very clear blue when you give it lights. But leg III and IV are blue on femur and patella, and as you can see on the 2 links, they are not supposed to be blue there, only on legs I femur, and a little on the pedipalps.

Anyone who can help me ID this poecilotheria correctly?
I cant see where it belongs, looks like a crossbreed with p metallica, but i that is probably not true, becuase beside this oddity, it looks rufilata all the way.

07-20-2011, 08:15 AM
That is P.rufilata. The blue markings are completely normal ;)

You can compare Poecilotheria ventrals from here
Click on thumbnail to enlarge

EDIT: I misread the post. No there is not supposed to be blue on legs III and IV. sorry for reposting the link too. I'm just here too early in the morning today:o

07-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Some better pictures would be nice.

07-20-2011, 09:35 AM
Some better pictures would be nice.

I know, that is why i explained where the T is blue;-)

I try to make better pictures later, but the camera i have home right now is low quality;(

07-20-2011, 11:46 AM
Some better pictures would be nice.

I dont think my camera can do better than this;


07-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Every rufilata we have had(8) look just like your pics.

07-20-2011, 12:42 PM
ok, i hope that is true, but this site must give false information then; http://www.froschlurche.de/Poecilotheria-ventral.jpg on the rufilata picture it show absolutely no blue on leg III and VI, mine have blue colours there as you see.

07-20-2011, 12:56 PM
might just be the stages from sling to adult.

07-20-2011, 01:04 PM
I hope so;) But my other juvies of that size dont have any blue where it is not supposed to be, that is why i am curious.