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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Biology:

    Again, some information here is not well researched. The mating period is in the winter and spring (approx Nov-March), males will moult to maturity in the previous autumn. The age of maturity is rather speculative, and later maturity of both sexes is common in captive specimens. Also, the urticating hairs will not necessarily cause blindness, this is too sensationalised, but can lead to chronic irritation. Contact with skin normally causes itching for a few hours to a couple of days.

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Range:

    Though the source (5=Rick West 2005) indeed reports the species ranges inland to the states of Mexico and Morelos, the presence in those states should be considered highly doubtful. I have reviewed museum specimens from many other locations, conducted fieldwork, and contacted other sources of collection localities (including West himself), and see no evidence to support the spurious assertion, so consider their speculative presence in Morelos and Mexico states as unfounded.

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Geographic Range:

    Only the first part is correct, central pacific coastal mexico, which is mostly scrub-thorn forest. They do NOT occur in rainforest, and they certainly NOT are endemic to USA or Panama. The first cited source is an unreliable webpage, which now is not functional, the second source is a credible reference that only cites the species as endemic to pacific coastal Mexico

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn marked "Geographic Range" as untrusted on the "Brachypelma smithi" page.
    Reasons to untrust: incorrect/misleading

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Geographic Range:

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    over 2 years ago • deleted: over 2 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Image of Brachypelma smithi":

    Roger, you are made of stronger stuff than I am. Thanks for the photo.

    over 2 years ago

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    Roger Pester commented on "Image of Brachypelma smithi":

    I have just required one of these beautiful looking tarantulas and this is one lovely looking specimen.Great looking condition and colour.Main is only a inch long at this moment she or he is 2 years old.

    over 2 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Habitat:

    Reasons to Untrust: Incorrect/misleading information

    over 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Habitat:

    Though some regions of 'thorn forest' can be quite arid, these species do not occur in desert.

    over 3 years ago

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    Stuart Longhorn commented on an older version of Biology:

    The peak mating period is probably the autumn and winter, after females moult. Wild mature males are commonly encountered much later in the year, through november and december. Mating can occur throughout the 'winter' and into spring.

    over 3 years ago

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