1. Are you a Tarantula hobbyist? If so, we invite you to join our community! Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your pets and enclosures and chat with other Tarantula enthusiasts. Sign up today!

T. blondi or T. stirmi?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by hartnett, Dec 7, 2018 at 6:11 PM.

  1. hartnett

    hartnett New Member

    Joined:
    Friday
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I purchased a T. blondi from ReptileCity in FL. $200 basically, arrived today. This is the spider that showed up. I do not believe this is a T. blondi (no hair on the Patella, none). What are your thoughts? Thanks for any input. IMG_1008.jpg
    Dave Jay likes this.
  2. Metalman2004

    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    727
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Indeed it’s a stirmi. Most reptile places don’t do spiders well. If you want a true blonde you’re better off buying from someone who specializes in spiders. Good luck!
    Dave Jay and Tortoise Tom like this.
  3. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    3,714
    Trophy Points:
    113
    T. Stirmi...sorry you paid an extra $100 for that stirmi.
    Nunua, Dave Jay and Tortoise Tom like this.
  4. hartnett

    hartnett New Member

    Joined:
    Friday
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Thanks folks. I'll keep this one in a nice environment and well fed labelled T. stirmi.
    Metalman2004 likes this.