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Which curly hair tarantula is she?

Lisasravenwolf

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is she considered the Honduran form or the Nicaraguan form?
 

ilovebrachys

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initially I thought Nicaraguan but it Looks Honduran to me:) the B.Albopilosum comes in a 'hobby' form which is known as the Honduran these appear to be less curly:)the 'True' curly haired Nicaraguan has more tight curls to the hair than I see here these hairs look more fluffy and straight:)
 
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Lisasravenwolf

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initially I thought Nicaraguan but it Looks Honduran to me:) the B.Albopilosum comes in a 'hobby' form which is known as the Honduran these appear to be less curly:)the 'True' curly haired Nicaraguan has more tight curls to the hair than I see here these hairs look more fluffy and straight:)
Thank you,I love that she is so fluffy,here's another pic of her I just took. The first pic is when she was freshly molted.
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Hemolymph

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“Hobby form”....this means it’s a hybrid. Honduran is Honduran nothing else. This hobby form thing is a cancer created by the hobby.
 

Lisasravenwolf

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nicuraguan/true form :)
edit. abdomen shape suggets a recent moult maybe? or needs fattening/hydrating. Is it sexed?
Yes she molted 2 weeks ago. I bought her a month ago and she was in premolt. I am feeding her more to fatten her up abit. When I got her she did drink alot of water before she molted. And she was confirmed female :D
 

Phil

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The terms "true" and "hobby" are just part of the common names often attributed to distinguish between the Nicuraguan and Honduran forms respectively.

Honduran were for a long time the more common in the hobby hence "hobby" form.

I have attached a collage of AF for both Nicaraguan and Honduran for comparison.

As you can see, they are very different in appearance the nicuraguan have much more lighter hairs and a black skin underneath. the Honduran have less hairs, snd tend to have a more copper like colour to carapace.

It is inevitable at some stage that the 2 may have been "hybridised" in the hobby. If hybridisation of a species with the same scientific names is actually thing as they are both classified as Brachypelma albopilosum
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Lisasravenwolf

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The terms "true" and "hobby" are just part of the common names often attributed to distinguish between the Nicuraguan and Honduran forms respectively.

Honduran were for a long time the more common in the hobby hence "hobby" form.

I have attached a collage of AF for both Nicaraguan and Honduran for comparison.

As you can see, they are very different in appearance the nicuraguan have much more lighter hairs and a black skin underneath. the Honduran have less hairs, snd tend to have a more copper like colour to carapace.

It is inevitable at some stage that the 2 may have been "hybridised" in the hobby. If hybridisation of a species with the same scientific names is actually thing as they are both classified as Brachypelma albopilosum
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Thank you so much for the information, I can definitely tell them apart from the photos you posted and mine looks just like the one one the left.
 

ilovebrachys

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The terms "true" and "hobby" are just part of the common names often attributed to distinguish between the Nicuraguan and Honduran forms respectively.

Honduran were for a long time the more common in the hobby hence "hobby" form.

I have attached a collage of AF for both Nicaraguan and Honduran for comparison.

As you can see, they are very different in appearance the nicuraguan have much more lighter hairs and a black skin underneath. the Honduran have less hairs, snd tend to have a more copper like colour to carapace.

It is inevitable at some stage that the 2 may have been "hybridised" in the hobby. If hybridisation of a species with the same scientific names is actually thing as they are both classified as Brachypelma albopilosum
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Thanks for that @Phil every day is a school day with the Ts:D
 

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