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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Lkyle13, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Lkyle13

    Lkyle13 New Member

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    Hello everyone!
    I'm Logan, a college student and also a first time Tarantula owner!

    I currently have a little Avicularia, I'm pretty sure she's a girl, and so I named her Elise. :)

    I can't tell how old she is, but I know she's definitely juvenile.
    I also can't tell which type of avicularia she is. Any help on those two topics would be much appreciated :)

    I've had small reptiles and other animals in the past, specifically Lizards, and so I'm excited to start my new journey with Elise!

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Logan, welcome to the hobby.
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    Pasodama Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, Logan, and welcome.:)
    You are correct in that your T is a junior Avicularia.
    The gender can only be determined via view of the vent, which is not 100% reliable, or via looking at its molt, which is 100% accurate.
    I can, probably, get it down to a few species but cannot say, 100%, which exact species, of Avicularia, that this one is.
    Am assuming there wasn't an info tag.
    Are you able to find out from the seller?
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    Lkyle13 New Member

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    I bought her from a pet store, and they didn't know.
    (Very trusted store, takes great care of their reptiles and arachnids)
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    Pasodama Well-Known Member

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    At least it was a store that takes good care of their animals. That is a big plus. Also, that they had the correct genus.

    Wish most, if not all, pet stores took more interest in getting a full genus/species name.
    'Course, it is better than listing something incorrectly (which I have seen done).

    As a side note ...
    I suppose the only benefit (to a customer), for an incorrect genus/species name, is if the correct genus/species name is known, to the customer, and it's value is way more than what the store listed it as. LoL (Have also seen this occur).
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    Congrats on the new tarantula and welcome!

    You'll have a great time with Elise and there are loads of helpful people here for any questions you may have. :)
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