Please Identify this Tarantula

Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zohar » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:45 pm

A friend off mine found this T roaming around his backyard. Does anyone know what it is?

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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby bitis keeper » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:19 pm

looks like common baboon spider
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby kfc223 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:23 pm

And please note its illegal to keep them.
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zohar » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:03 pm

Why is it illegal? And how is it different from keeping any other T?
Californian King Snake [Nagini]
Mexican Black King Snakes [Neraluna (Dark Moon); Matt]
Corn Snakes [Female Snow(Lilith); Female Strawberry Albino(Nagina); Male Blood Red (Adlai)]
Brown House Snake

Haitian Brown
Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia)
Green Bottle Blue
Trinidad Olive
Pumpkin Patch
Costa Rican Tiger Rump
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Fringed Ornamental
Orange Tree Spider
Violet Tree Spider

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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby wadekilian » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:32 pm

That would be because Baboon Spiders are protected.
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby cascade » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:35 pm

That is not a tarantula, it is a baboon spider that means it is local species to South Africa.
And makes them a protected species under law.

And this should also outline it
T roaming around his backyard


Where does your friend stay, Location?
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zohar » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:53 pm

In Verulam, KZN
Californian King Snake [Nagini]
Mexican Black King Snakes [Neraluna (Dark Moon); Matt]
Corn Snakes [Female Snow(Lilith); Female Strawberry Albino(Nagina); Male Blood Red (Adlai)]
Brown House Snake

Haitian Brown
Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia)
Green Bottle Blue
Trinidad Olive
Pumpkin Patch
Costa Rican Tiger Rump
Peruvian Dwarf Beauty
Fringed Ornamental
Orange Tree Spider
Violet Tree Spider

Lots more!

Web: www.besthospitalplans.co.za
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Rabid.Evo8691 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:03 pm

Nearly all indigenous inveterates in our country are illegal to keep without a permit. All tarantulas are banned in the Western Cape. I know that certain Parabuthus spp of scorpion don't require a permit.

Baboon spiders are tarantulas. Just different common naming.
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zohar » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:36 pm

Guys which is it? A tarantula or not? It certainly looks like one.
Californian King Snake [Nagini]
Mexican Black King Snakes [Neraluna (Dark Moon); Matt]
Corn Snakes [Female Snow(Lilith); Female Strawberry Albino(Nagina); Male Blood Red (Adlai)]
Brown House Snake

Haitian Brown
Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia)
Green Bottle Blue
Trinidad Olive
Pumpkin Patch
Costa Rican Tiger Rump
Peruvian Dwarf Beauty
Fringed Ornamental
Orange Tree Spider
Violet Tree Spider

Lots more!

Web: www.besthospitalplans.co.za
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby cascade » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:13 pm

We don't call them tarantulas, we call them baboon spiders, and that is a baboon spider. Not so sure of the Species though.
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby piero » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:18 am

Baboon Spiders are Tarantulas...even if we call them Baboon Spiders and not "Baboon Tarantulas". They fall under the Family: Theraphosidae...which all Tarantulas including Baboon Spiders are classified... This Tarantula seems to be from the subfamiliy: Harpactirinae which are tarantulas from africa know as old world tarantulas and are mostly called Baboon Spiders. Its either a Harpactirella lightfootis or a freshly molted Common Baboon...they tend to have a golden and black strip colour after a molt....Remember that it is a Tarantula from within our country,and that makes it illegal to keep captive without permitation...its the same as if you where to go catch a snake in the veld and plan to keep it captive....its Illegal to keep captive
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zane02 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:06 pm

Except if it is Harpactirella, they are not prohibited. For example, Harpactirella overdijki are bred and sold in the hobby.
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zane02 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:15 pm

As far as ID goes- the colour is not great in the photo so it could just as easily be Harpactira-which is definitely illegal to keep. What is the size of the Baboon?
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zohar » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Zane, its roughly 5cm
Californian King Snake [Nagini]
Mexican Black King Snakes [Neraluna (Dark Moon); Matt]
Corn Snakes [Female Snow(Lilith); Female Strawberry Albino(Nagina); Male Blood Red (Adlai)]
Brown House Snake

Haitian Brown
Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia)
Green Bottle Blue
Trinidad Olive
Pumpkin Patch
Costa Rican Tiger Rump
Peruvian Dwarf Beauty
Fringed Ornamental
Orange Tree Spider
Violet Tree Spider

Lots more!

Web: www.besthospitalplans.co.za
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Re: Please Identify this Tarantula

Postby Zohar » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:55 am

My friend wants to keep the spider as he refuses to let it go where he found it because of small children and a litter of pups, it could be potentially dangerous. Where can he get a permit and how much does it cost?
Californian King Snake [Nagini]
Mexican Black King Snakes [Neraluna (Dark Moon); Matt]
Corn Snakes [Female Snow(Lilith); Female Strawberry Albino(Nagina); Male Blood Red (Adlai)]
Brown House Snake

Haitian Brown
Venezuelan Sun Tiger (Psalmopoeus irminia)
Green Bottle Blue
Trinidad Olive
Pumpkin Patch
Costa Rican Tiger Rump
Peruvian Dwarf Beauty
Fringed Ornamental
Orange Tree Spider
Violet Tree Spider

Lots more!

Web: www.besthospitalplans.co.za
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