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Avicularia purpurea by WeirdBugLady Avicularia purpurea by WeirdBugLady
Scientific expedition to Ecuador
January 2011

Subject: Purple pink toe tarantula (Avicularia purpurea)
Location: Shushufindi

The highlight of the whole trip. Freshly molted (I kept the skin) mature male. Sadly he was parasitized, and appeared to have some issues with his hind pair of legs, but otherwise he was beautiful and tame. The photo does not due his purple sheen justice.
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SparklyWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Love it!!!!
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I absolutely HATE spiders. But I love photographing them. I get soooooo close to them with macro shots, then when I take the camera away from my face I freak that my face was that close to these monsters!
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CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I absolutely HATE spiders. But I love photographing them. I get soooooo close to them with macro shots, then when I take the camera away from my face I freak that my face was that close to these monsters!
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DexterMurphy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
It looks like it has an eye on his back. Parasited spiders are even more creepy than spiders.
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Kiarachu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww...poor thing...parasites on a spider are really a pain...
This summer I took a picture of an Araneidae that was parasitized by a little red spider-thing.
Nice specimen and very beautiful picture ^_^
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monkfishlover Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:noes: Poor tarantula...(talking about the parasitism problem)
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Yeah, it had at least two, the one near the top of the abdomen is pretty obvious... I hope he's able to mate before being completely eaten alive.
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
They are gorgeous. Males often seem to be laid back, more so than females (just an opinion not born out by real scientific observation).

I will say this, I've had OBTs where the females were just savage, and the males non-defensive at all.

My female A. versicolor is a sweetheart. Purps are gorgeous, I haven't seen any around lately but I am sure they are available from breeders...
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WeirdBugLady Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I've wanted an A. purpurea for so long, but I don't need more pets, so I never pursued it too strongly... they're one of my favorite species, so it was quite a joy to see one in the wild.

Though I did get a little A. avicularia about a month ago, from a pet store, couldn't resist. Malnourished, missing a leg, but she (I hope it's a she) is doing great so far, really fattening up.
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Pet stores are not usually very good for T's. :/ I am fortunate to have breeders near by, and also fortunate to be able to just collect them in the wild.

Purps are very pretty. But I am hoping to breed my versicolor with one of the young up-and-comers I have... I have not checked yet but hopefully one of them is a male.

I really have no more room for new T's tho'... I wish I did. I'd have pairs of everything if I could.
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