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    Default I finally got to handle my T!

    Last year I traded a Crested for 2 A. purpurea slings (hatched on Droma's birthday!). One did not make it, but the other has reached adult colors in 1 year 1 month and outgrown sling darting. I had cleaned the containers before and was astonished at the short bursts of speed so I never tried to handle them. Since loosing its sibling, I was finally able to find a name for this one. Meet Purpurescent! And freshly (about 24 hours ago) molted too! You can see the toes of the molt behind him/her in the web.








    I forgot what I'm supposed to look for to sex since I did that research way back when I was first looking. I just know its something to do with those two circles on the abdomen.
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    Ohhh pretty purple! I love avics but they are a pain in the butt to keep.
    And ventral sexing has every little to do with the circles on the abdomen. Those are the book lungs, there are 4 of them, 2 up high 2 down low, and that is how your tarantula breaths.
    The epigastric furrow is where you would be looking to try and ventrally sex but that is far to small of a T to try imo.

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    Such a cute little T you have

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    Nice lil guy/gal and great photos!
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    So gorgeous!
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    very cute from here love the color tho.

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    Very pretty ...even though I swear I can feel creepy crawlies all over me just looking at it :P

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    What is the...other...name for your T? Very pretty. I just can't follow the confusing names lol

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    Actually Purpurescent is the other name. It's scientific is Avicularia purpurea. I came up with Purpurescent by googling other words for purple and found this:

    Purpurescent (Century Dictionary): 1. In zoology, purplish; tinged with purple.
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    I'm so never going to your house! But you are now officially my hero! congrats!!!! uh uhmmmm i guess.... nice looking ssssssppppppider! make me studder lol
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