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becca81
07-18-2005, 01:05 AM
I picked this A. seemani up last week with the hopes of it being male (not matured). I rehoused it tonight and was able to get a few pictures. It looks to me like it may be the "blue phase." My other A. seemani has never shown any bit of blue at all.

What do you think?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Aphonopelma%20seemani/Boyle/P1000325.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Aphonopelma%20seemani/Boyle/P1000330.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Aphonopelma%20seemani/Boyle/P1000324.jpg

David_F
07-18-2005, 01:29 AM
Looks a lot like the black female that I have. Sometimes she shows a bit of blue, usually right after a molt. Don't know if that would be considered "blue" phase though. Nice T, in any case. They're great looking when you get to see them. :)

aaronrefalo
07-18-2005, 08:44 AM
hey realy nice...i have one but havent that colour..what size is ur T becca?

Aaron

becca81
07-18-2005, 04:44 PM
I haven't actually measured it yet, but I estimate that it's around 4.5".

I have a female that recently molted who shows absolutely no blue, so it may just vary a little.

aaronrefalo
07-18-2005, 04:49 PM
so becca are you saying that the 'blue phase' doent always come out or that it can come out at evry stage after thT had reached certain size?...thanks

Aaron

becca81
07-18-2005, 05:18 PM
so becca are you saying that the 'blue phase' doent always come out or that it can come out at evry stage after thT had reached certain size?...thanks

Aaron

I don't know. :)

All I can say is that my female A. seemani (~5") is not showing any signs of blue.

shogun804
07-18-2005, 09:53 PM
wasnt the A. seemani "blue phase" thought to be some sort of Acanthoscurria specie?? i could have sworn i read that somewhere, unless im thinking of another T all togehter.

becca81
07-18-2005, 09:54 PM
wasnt the A. seemani "blue phase" thought to be some sort of Acanthoscurria specie?? i could have sworn i read that somewhere, unless im thinking of another T all togehter.

Yes, but there are supposedly two seperate species - the "blue phase" and A. borealis.

Scolopendra
07-20-2005, 07:36 PM
my A.seemani has a blue/teal-ish tinge. doesnt show up well in the pic tho.

heering80
07-21-2005, 03:36 AM
This is what my blue phase looks like...

David_F
07-21-2005, 03:45 AM
I don't know if I've ever seen a blue phase A. seemanni in person so I may be completely wrong with this idea. Is it possible that, like some other animals like the common grackle (bird) or other Ts with iridescent colors, the blue is just the way the light plays off the T? Like I said in my above post, my female is very dark, especially after a molt, and in the right light shows some blue coloration. Any ideas?

Again, never seen a blue phase that I know of so I could be way off.

aaronrefalo
07-22-2005, 02:55 AM
nice blue phase heering80...some days ago i phtographed my seemani....and i noticed a blue tint which on the photos appears as well...later on i will post some pic....bdw yesterday i rehouse my seemani in a burrowing tank..approx 15cm peat....hopefully it will burrow

Aaron

wolfpak
07-23-2005, 01:47 AM
dosen't look blue :?

PinkLady
07-23-2005, 10:41 AM
Our little A.Seemani just molted a few days ago and she has a blue colour to her now so here's hoping. I'm thinking that like with the G.Rosea where you'll find the odd red colour form...the A.Seemani has ones that have a blue colour to them...they are very pretty. I could be wrong but I have seen A.Seemani's that are blue in colour.

aaronrefalo
07-24-2005, 08:13 AM
a question on temperament of seemani...mine is very very agressive...how is yours?....size is 3.5"

Aaron

becca81
07-24-2005, 08:16 AM
a question on temperament of seemani...mine is very very agressive...how is yours?....size is 3.5"

Aaron

The one in the picture has been very skittish and defensive. My other one, however, is a little nervous but has never shown any signs of being overly defensive.

Scolopendra
07-24-2005, 10:26 AM
mine is extremely skittish and defensive, about 3.5" legspan. strikes or runs at every move i make. any tips on how to encourage burrowing? maybe that will calm him/her down...

becca81
07-24-2005, 10:31 AM
mine is extremely skittish and defensive, about 3.5" legspan. strikes or runs at every move i make. any tips on how to encourage burrowing? maybe that will calm him/her down...

Starting a burrow sometimes helps. When I do start burrows, I usually try to do some in a corner and then cover that area with black construction paper or cardboard so that I'll be able to see it on occasion.

aaronrefalo
07-24-2005, 01:00 PM
so this is an NW species?....my seemani begin burrowing after i rehosed it that same night...evry night the burrow becomes larger....as i see more peat in the surface,,,,to trigger them to burrow i make a sort of cave construction with stones and peat to seal the remaining spaces..

Aaron

becca81
07-24-2005, 01:18 PM
Yes - A. seemani is a NW species.