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B. Smithi or Hamorii ID please?

Grape Apple Pie

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care to explain how you know?
The best I can say in so many words is the Brachypelma smithi ex annitha coloration is very pastel and smooth throughout breaks in color. As Brachypelma harmorii ex smithi has a distorted coloration. Darker.
 

Casey K.

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today, the guy had it for 4 years now. Was said to be acapulco local i think.

its 4.5 inch female. He had it since 1 inch.

If he purchased it as a smithi 4 years ago, I believe that was BEFORE the revision on these two species. Back then, the "Mexican Red Knee" now known as B. hamorii was known as B. smithi and the "Mexican GIANT Red Knee" was known as Brachypelma annitha. The revision changed the name of Brachypelma annitha to Brachypelma smithi. Now, Brachypelma hamorii is your common Mexican Red Knee that probably started the tarantula hobby.
 

jrh3

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If he purchased it as a smithi 4 years ago, I believe that was BEFORE the revision on these two species. Back then, the "Mexican Red Knee" now known as B. hamorii was known as B. smithi and the "Mexican GIANT Red Knee" was known as Brachypelma annitha. The revision changed the name of Brachypelma annitha to Brachypelma smithi. Now, Brachypelma hamorii is your common Mexican Red Knee that probably started the tarantula hobby.
safe to say Hamorii then?
 

Grape Apple Pie

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One more thing. If that is the same tarantula, again, same tarantula, why does it look like a T that was just unpacked?
 
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