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Gesticulator
06-11-2005, 07:12 AM
:D She seemed to stop and pose for the pic! My newest addition. I'm the PROUD "mama" of a Grammostola actaeon.

ink_scorpion
06-11-2005, 11:08 AM
Gotta love the Grams! Nice Juvi! :clap: :drool:

F. J. A.
06-12-2005, 09:01 AM
A very nice species...

Adult female:
http://www.arcor.de/palb/alben/45/1252445/1024_6336343662303536.jpg

cryptly
06-12-2005, 09:09 AM
Very nice. :clap: {D

jbrd
06-12-2005, 09:52 AM
dont ya just love it when they stop for the pic, nice T.

Gesticulator
06-12-2005, 09:53 AM
Beautiful!!!

GoTerps
06-12-2005, 10:15 AM
F.J.A. - Is that specimen still growing?

All the adult female G. actaeon I have seen lose the red hairs on the abdomen.

Greaper
06-12-2005, 10:17 AM
I have a G.actaeon sub-adult female and its red hairs are almost gone.

GoTerps
06-12-2005, 10:22 AM
I have a G.actaeon sub-adult female and its red hairs are almost gone.

Right, I was wondering about his picture labeled as an adult female. Maybe "adult" in the sense she may be sexually mature, but if it is G. actaeon I think it has some more growing to do. The red hairs are already not that prominent, but they should fade completely in the next molt or 2.

F. J. A.
06-12-2005, 10:23 AM
F.J.A. - Is that specimen still growing?

I was under the impression that adult female G. actaeon lose the red hairs on the abdomen.

Yes, it's not really large, but I thought it should be adult (in the sense of sexual mature)...
I know that what is commonly sold as G. actaeon loses its red hairs, but I've seen a very large specimen which had beautiful red hairs on its abdomen, and the owner told me that it should be a G. actaeon, so maybe there are different forms (or species?) around?
I don't know, time will tell if it this specimens will lose its color or not (BTW, it's not my specimen but a friends one, so thanks to Mario Staib)...

GoTerps
06-12-2005, 10:28 AM
ut I've seen a very large specimen which had beautiful red hairs on its abdomen, and the owner told me that it should be a G. actaeon, so maybe there are different forms (or species?) around?

I've seen spiders labeled G. actaeon that are more likely to be G. iheringi (which does have the "red-rump" when mature).

F. J. A.
06-12-2005, 10:37 AM
I've seen spiders labeled G. actaeon that are more likely to be G. iheringi (which does have the "red-rump" when mature).

Could be a possibility, I'm not that much interested in NW-species, I don't even have a G. rosea or any other Grammostola...
I remember that I've talked about this issue with a friend who has many (~10 species) Grammostola, but I can't really remember what he told me... :?