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ftorres

New Specie in Mexico, waiting for description.

Hello All,
My friend in Mexico is working on describing what seems to be the first official arboreal tarantula in Mexico.

Psalmopoeus sp "victorii" (it is the name he will give the new specie as soon as the description is concluded)







At first I mentioned that it was P reduncus, but it is not due to the locality where it was collected.

I am really happy to hear this.

francisco
a1_collection

That is a beautiful looking tarantula. I didn't know Mexico didn't have arboreal tarantulas.
balam

WOW.
Do you any info as far as range, habitat and or temperament?
Love legs I, they are thick and sexy Smile ha ha
Herpetologyfrk

Beautiful! I had no clue Mexico had no arboreals. Are they commonly found? Or are they rare?
WBurke17

If it hasnt been described yet i'd say its pretty rare. would love to add a couple of those to my collection
ftorres

Hello ALl,

My friend is getting permits to start a breeding program. He is still looking for a male and no locality has been said.

Since is the first specie known to occur in Mexico they are keeping all localities and other pertinent info quiet, for some time.

I would love to have some of them too.

But it will be easier for me to get many M balfouris and E olivacea than one specimen of this rare tarantula.

Perhaps next year I can travel to Mexico and meet with my friend and hopefully take a few pick of his rare collection.

MAybe I can take a female P metallica to trade for one sling????????

day dreaming again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Rolling Eyes  Wink

regards
francisco
Bastian Drolshagen

hi,
just some questions:
What makes your mate think it is a Psalmopoeus?
Does the specimen have a stridulatory organ and if so, does it differ from any known/described Psalmopoeus?
If not then why does he think it isnīt a color morph of P. reduncus? - Locality/Range is no valid characteristic for a diagnosis.

Donīt get me wrong, I always appreciate new finds and descriptions, but some background information would be great - waiting for the description Smile
What

Something about this T just screams to me "I'M NOT A PSALMO!"...
balam

What wrote:
Something about this T just screams to me "I'M NOT A PSALMO!"...


Carapace features? Body positioning? or anything more specific?
What

Just something about it that doesnt work with my head.
balam

I have limited knowledge when it comes to T's, let alone a particular genus. Last night I was looking at anything and everything that encompassed Psalmopoeus and based on that I will make the inexperienced guess that it might be a Psalmo genus T after all.

I do wish we could have some closer pics of the carapace and more of a size reference, but aside from it i will venture in and back the initial and possible ID.

Guess we'll have to wait for the description.

I would say that if in fact it is a Psalmo, it would be interesting to see if there are any morphological differences since it's the first arboreal in Mexico
Herpetologyfrk

It does have features that remind me of the reduncus, and then there are features that do not. Either way i'd like to see more research done on them. I cannot wait for them to hit the hobby, I want to be one of the first to keep them/breed in America =D
ftorres

Hello All,
My friend Cyrio, let me know that he found a male, so he will start the description on these species as well as the breeding and propagation of the specie.

I hope I can get some kind of paper work to be able to get some for the group.

francisco
balam

Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
Herpetologyfrk

Awesome thabks for the update Francisco
delikorkmaz

That is one pretty spider.  I love the green carapice.  I want! blob8  blob8  blob8
WBurke17

delikorkmaz wrote:
 I love the green carapice.  I want!

So do alot of us. Wink
ftorres

HEllo All,
I will be traveling to Mexico inDecember, and i will try to arrange a meeting with Cyrio and see if I can get to meet the new Ts and work something out with him to be one of the the first one getting such new tarantula.

francisco
balam

fingers crossed man.
AGTrauger

Yes good luck we're all waiting with bated breath Wink
ftorres

Hello all,
well here is an update.
Cyrio has finally managed to get males and females of this new arboreal specie

Psalmopoeus victori mating





The first babies will go back to the wild to try to repopulate this specie, then the second time around babies will be available for the hobby.

So I will let everyone know if I get a chance to import some.

regards

francisco
balam

wicked cool Francisco.
Hope all goes well on the first sac, tell him he better start working on that second one already Wink
Steven

So Im assuming they (he) found a healthy population of them?   Also assuming southern Mexico ...resides in more tree stump/base jungle(ish) areas?
arachnofein

Thats really cool he is going to help the wild population first. Very Happy

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