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2 Ts the same but different.

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Enn49, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Back in June I bought an Orphnaecus sp negros and received a freebie which it turned out had the incorrect species on the lid. I queened it at the time with the shop and was told it was another Orphnaecus sp negros. Now 9 months on they are completely different.
    The one that was labelled Orphnaecus sp negros, Bago was slightly larger than the other Bais but now it's the other way round.
    Does anyone have any idea as to what Bais might be as I'm certain it's not Orphnaecus sp negros? @KezyGLA

    Bago, the one correctly labelled as Orphnaecus sp negros
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    Bais, the mislabelled one that I'm not sure about
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  2. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Well-Known Member

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    Looks Orphnaecus. But doesnt seem to be sp. negros.

    Sorry cant help you more on this one. Time will tell.
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  3. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thank you. I knew it wouldn't be easy at this age. It definitely wasn't as labelled Diplura sanguinea.
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    Maybe a O. philippinus?
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    Its well fed, whatever it is! :)
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  6. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I don't think it's that as I already have one and it's much more orange.


    It certainly likes its food :D
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    I think @Enn49 has got an O.philippinus-i think it looks quite different from this little one:)
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    Whatever it is, its butt looks like a kiwi fruit :D
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  9. Enn49

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    What a difference a moult makes. Bais, the one we were doubting moulted last night and lo and behold it now looks like it should.

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    Bago
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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    What a change of appearance-looks like a completely different T!:) its amazing how some of them change so much as they grow...
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    @Enn49 Is the first now mature male??
  12. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I did wonder if that was the difference but Orphnaecus don't get tibial spurs do they?
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  13. KezyGLA

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    I think they do, but very small. It looks like a mature male Orphnaecus sp. cebu IMO
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