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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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:iconrahula87:
Rahula87 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Awww so cute,i would like to have one of these creatures on my face^^
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Wow, beautiful focus, colors, and textures!
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BB02 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Colorful! :D Love spiders!
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:iconsia-the-mawile:
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing
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:icondark-raptor:
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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:icondark-raptor:
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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:icondurah:
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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:icondark-raptor:
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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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)

It is very possible. We've got a terrible mess with this genus in Poland. I bought it as a spiderling (L1) of A. metallica many years ago. Not a long ago, somebody ID me this spider as another species but he wasn't sure which one exactly.

I should rename title as Avicularia sp. :)
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IcabodCrane Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
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.
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Durah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist
okay^^
I will look
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WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It give me shivers, it's so cool!
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SofiaERamirez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Featured :D
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:icondroseattack:
DroseAttack Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student General Artist
where do you find these amazing spiders?
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:iconbunnyzilla:
Bunnyzilla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Spiders normally creep me out but that is a really beautiful Spider
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KatLinoy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Aww hes so cute! You seem to know what your doing what do you think is the best lence for takeing pictures of spiders? Forgive any miss spelling please ^_^
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
If you are taking pictures of smaller species - something like 90, 100 or more mm. For larger specimens - 55 or 60mm. Don't look who made the lens. Tamron, Sigma, Nikkor, Canon, Tokina... all of them give fantastic and very sharp image.
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KatLinoy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Oh wow thank you so much ^_^
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:iconlemnosexplorer:
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Artist
scary man
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xo-PierceMePretty-ox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
is that seriously that color? if so i need to get one... omg that's so pretty.
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Normally they are much darker (almost black), and are not so spectacular. If you use more direct light, they will shine in this way.
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sasukelova9473 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
A truly beautiful creature
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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TricoloredInk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
have any good info on it?
I'm doing a paper on it and i get shit for info:
its aboreal, you never wanna piss it off, they're expensive, dont get bitten... but i need real info
can you help?
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hello.

The best source of information about this specie should be [link] forum. This specie is quite popular, so there shouldn't be too many problems with finding information about it.
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TricoloredInk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
you are literally the best!!!!!
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:iconindigo76:
Indigo76 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
This reminds me of a Blue Cobalt my brother had once...
"Excellent clarity and color!" =D
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconindigo76:
Indigo76 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
You are most welcome! =D
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:icondxball:
dxball Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
what a beautiful spider!!
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:iconcosmicspider:
cosmicspider Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I love your photographs of spiders! It's all I can do not to :+fav: them all.
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
;)

Thank you :)
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Galindorf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
it's like, a spider MUPPET!
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Skrzydlaty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Jest naprawdę piękny :)
Własny, cudzy czy dziki?
Gdzie zdjęcie zostało zrobione?
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Własny, jeden z kilku jakie w tej chwili hodujemy.

Zdjęcie zrobione w lekko zaaranżowanym terrarium, w którym normalnie siedzi żaba (na czas sesji się przeprowadziła :D ).
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Skrzydlaty Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Qrcze...gdyby nie to, że nie mieszkam sam, nie mam miejsca w mieszkaniu i pewnie mój budżet jest trochę za mały, to też bym pewnie hodował jakieś słodkie stworzonko XD
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hi, hi... obecnie ptasznika możesz już sobie sprawić za kilka złotych. Je takie coś mało, więc problemu z kosztami żywienia i utrzymywania odpada. Problem to tylko współmieszkańcy. Rada. Kupujesz małego ptaszniczka (stadium L1/L2). Jest tani i najczęściej ma nie więcej niż centymetr. Rośnie "toto" ze 2 lata i w tym czasie każdy do niego przywyknie. Testowałem wielokrotnie - działa ;)
... tylko trzeba trenować cierpliwość zanim urośnie. Moje właśnie osiągają dojrzałość i nabierają kolorów.
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HKDP Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Was it named after the band or vis versa? :D
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
I hope "vice versa" :D
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:iconbeihuining:
BeiHuiNing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
i want one soooooooooooooooo badly but my mommy wont let me :iconnotimpressedplz:
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Buy very small spiderling. It will need a year or more to grow up, and your parents will get used to it. I've tested it with my theraphosid spiders. Most of them were only 1cm long when I bought them :D
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:iconbeihuining:
BeiHuiNing Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
lil babys:aww:
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Gatekeepah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Holy crap, I have never seen a spider like that. I'm off to google it.
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
:)
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