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    Thread: Grammostola sp. ?

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      Grammostola sp. ?

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      Just got back into T's and picked this up at a LPS as a G. rosea. However I'm thinking it's not. I welcome your thoughts.

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      That's a Grammostola porteri, commonly sold by LPS's as G. rosea.
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      Yup. I still call these G. rosea, though I also have a true G. rosea (4 actually), and have actually bred them.

      As Josh just said, these are technically G. porteri.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Thanks. I was thinking porteri, but wasn't sure. The carapace color shifts from slightly pink to a more gold brown dependent on the light. Currently it's 3"- 3.5" measured diagonally and I'm waiting for a molt to confirm its sex and see some fresh colors.

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      That specimen of yours is the ones that are being sold as porteri/rose but it is not porteri or rosea.
      In my opinion it looks male.

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      Thanks Jose, it was sold as a rosea but the more Ilooked at pictures on the web the more I thought north/northern gold. With the lack of color matching across the web small shifts in color seen with the naked eye don't always show with the pictures. Even different shots with the same camera can look totally different.

      As to the sex, I agree. He hasn't molted yet in my care but I'm pretty sure. When he matures I'll have to go looking for an appropriate mate for him.

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      No problem.

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      The wall for body support cricket seem to be a bit much for it. That must of being some powerful cricket.

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