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Hi from Sheffield UK

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by purplewoodcat, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. purplewoodcat

    purplewoodcat New Member

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    I have had my T. for 15 years now, I got her off someone who was going abroad so she's either 17 or 18 years old. I've never been sure what family of tarantula she is. so was wondering if anyone could help me.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi and welcome from not far away in York, UK :).
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    Yes :) someone from Yorkshire
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    Welcome to the forum
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    Thank you :):T:
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    Welcome from across the pond!
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group......................LC72UK:):T:
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    Possibly a Brachypelma schroederi. Nice looking old girl. How big is she? Oh and welcome!
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I would be almost certain in saying this is a Brachypelma schroederi
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    thank u
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    thank you and great to be here
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    Too big for a schroederi methinks..anyone else? I hate seeing unidentified spiders..
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    shes 4 inch diagonal maybe 5 if legs outstretched
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    she's 4 inch diagonal as she sits in tank probably 5 if legs outstretched
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    tis a pic i found that was like her yesterday. she is 4 inch diagonal. 5 if legs out. what do u think?
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    Hmmm, ok I was going by your hands..I have large hands so it threw me. B schroederi, final answer. (Supported by Phil.)
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    my hands are small. 7 inch from wrist to end of longest finger
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