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sjl197v2 Pica Caballo Tarantula
Pica Caballo Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 San José, Costa Rica10 years ago

It's a small juvenile of the arboreal tarantula Psalmopoeus reduncus.

sjl197v2 Tarantula o pica caballo
Tarantula o pica caballo commented on by sjl197v2 San José, Costa Rica10 years ago

It's a nice overview that you posted about M. mesomelas, but this is a different tarantula, it is instead absolutely the mature male of Aphonopelma seemanni. The males walk openly in search of females in burrows. The species ranges throughout the North Eastern dry zone, throughout Guanacaste province, and into Punteranas Norte (where you found yours). See: http://www.birdspiders.com/gallery/index...

sjl197v2 Tarantula
Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 Lat: 0.00 Lon: 0.0011 years ago

To me much more likely Acanthoscurria cf geniculata than other options, but possibly a Nhandu sp. Absolutely not a Grammostola or Poecilotheria. It's in captivity, so a solution is to ask what the label on the container said, and 'he' has a good chance of being a 'she'. :)

sjl197v2 Tarantula
Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 Tolima, Colombia11 years ago

It is not a tarantula but a close family Dipluridae. It is probably Linothele sp. but could also be Diplura sp.

sjl197v2 Tarantula
Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 Antioquia, Colombia11 years ago

It's important to learn to recognise these, which are potentially dangerous.

sjl197v2 Tiger Rump
Tiger Rump commented on by sjl197v2 Alajuela, Costa Rica11 years ago

I agree this is M.zebratum. The abdomenal pattern is different to those sold in the hobby as C.fasciatum. However, i don't think the locality map is correct. That would be an unexpected location with different climate to other known sites. Gilma, your profile says 'San Ramon Alajuela', which looks to be NW of San Jose, west of Naranjo de Alajuela, not the far north as the map here shows. Is the map point wrong?

sjl197v2 Costa Rican Tiger Rump
Costa Rican Tiger Rump commented on by sjl197v2 Alajuela, Costa Rica11 years ago

The abdomen banding pattern shows is zebratum, two thin orange bands in front of the urticating hair patch, which do not join together and do not merge to give an orange spot anterior to the urticating patch.

sjl197v2 Costa Rican Tiger Rump Tarantula
Costa Rican Tiger Rump Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 Puntarenas, Costa Rica11 years ago

The abdomen banding pattern shows is zebratum, two thin orange bands in front of the urticating hair patch, which do not join together and do not merge to give an orange spot anterior to the urticating patch. It is often wrongly confused with those sold in the pettrade as 'Cyclosternum fasciatum'

sjl197v2 Costa Rica'n TIGER RUMP
Costa Rica'n TIGER RUMP commented on by sjl197v2 Alajuela, Costa Rica11 years ago

The abdomen banding pattern shows is zebratum, two thin orange bands in front of the urticating hair patch, which do not join together and do not merge to give an orange spot anterior to the urticating patch. It is often wrongly confused with those sold in the pettrade as 'Cyclosternum fasciatum'

sjl197v2 Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula
Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 San José, Costa Rica11 years ago

The abdomen banding pattern shows is zebratum, two thin orange bands in front of the urticating hair patch, which do not join together and do not merge to give an orange spot anterior to the urticating patch. It looks to be an adult female holding her eggsac. It also has a cut on leg2 as there is a spot of haemolymph.

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