Whoa, that's pretty scary!
I was wrong on the virus name, it is actually a iridovirus that turns them blue/purple.
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I did have a post in the trade forum offering orange P. scaber for trade!
That's a lot less worrisome than the Vibrio virus! LOL
Too bad it's fatal they look pretty awesome in that color!
There's a guy who runs an online invert shop that just posted his updated list on the Tarantula forums who's selling a half dozen or so different species. The biggest species he has gets to 3/4"! I'm just gonna work with these orange guys for now be nice to have huge orange ones. Maybe it could be a breeding experiment later on.
I've been considering getting some crab spiders from him and see if they'll take up habitation in and hunting from N. rafflesiana pitchers. I'll have to find a big N. raff cutting to run this biotope experiment.
How about this bad boy!
Made me think of you wanting large one's!
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Yeah, I'd love to get some of those deep sea guys but supposedly you need a nearly ice-cold tank and a way to give them the deep sea pressure.
They have a pair at one of the zoos in TX, I'd love to be able to see them in person, they've got metallic eyes like natural mirror coated sunglasses. Supposedly they eat them in Taiwan, "sort of like lobster".
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