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Avicularia sp. by Dark-Raptor Avicularia sp. by Dark-Raptor
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Special thanks to IcabodCrane for correct ID.
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BB02 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  New member
Colorful! :D Love spiders!
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)
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spookykat312 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is this a Blue Cobalt tarantula? If so I think the description "beautiful but deadly" would be perfect.
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think english, common name is "Pinktoe". Blue cobalt is reffered to Haplopelma lividum.
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spookykat312 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah I see :) Thank you for not being cruel at my naivety as people often are. I still think this picture and the spider it contains are lovely.
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IcabodCrane Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Raptor is 100% correct, the Cobalt Blue is a Haplopelma species of Tarantula, "Old World" like the Ornithoctoninae sub-family or Poecilotherias (Ornamentals). None are actually lethal/deadly...the Avicularia in Raptor's expertly taken picture is one of the most docile Tarantulas on the planet and has very mild venom.
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Durah Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow
What is that?
I never heard from a spider with that colour
It looks not very realistic but Cool
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Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks

This is tropical species from South America.
Spiders can be more colorful. Check in google "Poecilotheria metallica" or "Tapinauchenius violaceus" :)
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IcabodCrane Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
~IcabodCrane 3 minutes ago
Not trying to rain on your parade; but I don't think the Avicularia you have in this picture is a true Avicularia metallica. I believe it's likely either a normal Avicularia avicularia (common pinktoe) or could be one of the other, more confusing species of the genus.

As for "Tapinauchenius" I use to have a violaceus, and on my page I have a few pictures of a juvenile Tapinauchenius gigas.

If you would like I can post a few pictures of my Avicularia metallica to help you distinguish what yours is.

Initially I tried to respond to you but it responded to Durah instead. I also forgot to add that this picture is quite beautifully done. The lighting you used helps to accentuate the gorgeous, iridescent hues that can be SO hard to capture...and the backdrop of lively greens and earthtone red/browns contrasts with the cool coloration of the T in a way that really make it pop.
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