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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   7/15/2009, 6:03 am

haha, yes Avics are known to use poo defense haha!
well as i said, they don't change instantly, they go through phases.

glad you got some slings as well, Leon! i know what you mean, it's nice to have a "finished example" as well as the slings, so you have the best of both worlds til they all are mature.

if you want another spider that goes from blue to...whatever, i suggest Phormictopus species.
they start as midnight blue, and slowly change going darker, and then when they mature, they sometimes are quite colourful, though i have to warn that some individuals/regional variants are more brown. however, if you are lucky, you get spiders with beautiful purple highlights, similar to Pamphobeteus...and the females don't seem to be less colourful than the males by a huge margin!
great eaters too, just a bit...bitey.
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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   7/15/2009, 6:10 am

oh also, i believe it is the more mainland species that might possibly hybridise, though i don't think that is proven! just because they look alike to us doesn't mean the spiders are fooled by appearances. it happens with Brachypelma but i don't know if there is any proof with Avicularia.
the problem is that one species at one end of a river may look entirely different from the same species at the other end of the river, however if you just moved gradually along the river, the change would be imperceptible.
with A versicolor, i believe they appear on two islands (thus the two variants), and the problem is that in captivity, people haven't realised this and have bred the two together.
same species, but regional variation might be lost. i have no idea what the implact of that would be to the offspring.
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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   7/15/2009, 6:57 pm

Here she is in my care. She's a quick girl and can jump really well!







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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   7/15/2009, 7:32 pm

[quote="corpselight"]if you want another spider that goes from blue to...whatever, i suggest Phormictopus species.
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Never heard of these Corpselight?
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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   7/15/2009, 11:53 pm

Ah yes . . . the green on the carapace is MUCH more apparent now. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   7/16/2009, 1:24 pm

Phormictopus cancerides for example, known, unfortunately, as Haitian browns. some are brown but others have amazing purple highlights as adults.
also, they grow large and feisty! :venom:
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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   8/10/2009, 11:06 pm

I'll look out for those corpselight!

Here is her home...
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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   8/10/2009, 11:10 pm

Looks good!

I've never heard "blue pinktoe" as a common name for this species. The only one I've heard is "Antilles pinktoe."

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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   8/10/2009, 11:24 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Looks good!

I've never heard "blue pinktoe" as a common name for this species. The only one I've heard is "Antilles pinktoe."

Common names stand for .


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PostSubject: Re: This beauty is on its way to me - A. versicolor   8/11/2009, 2:05 am

Nice set up; thanks for the idea and congrats again cheers
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