Spider ID help

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3 years 5 months ago #73518 by Johan
Hey guys. I found this little one sitting outside our office this morning, I decided to catch it before someone tries to kill it. Any idea what kind of Tarantula it is? Here are 2 crappy cell phone pics:

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3 years 5 months ago #73519 by Dimitri Kambas
Hello Johan,

Welcome to the site. :happy:

Very nice find.

Please read up on our baboon spider atlas project. baboonspideratlas.co.za/

Please submit your photos here baboonspideratlas.co.za/contribute/upload-the-record and contribute to our project. Once you have submitted your record you will get the correct identification and species :happy:

Thank you for your contribution.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #73520 by Hendrik Steenberg
Hi Johan, to try help with the id, please tell us where you offices is?
Last Edit: 3 years 5 months ago by Hendrik Steenberg.

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3 years 5 months ago #73521 by Johan
Oh yeah he was found in Bloemfontein.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #73522 by Dimitri Kambas
Hello Johan,

Not sure if you managed to submit the record? That spider is a Harpactira hamiltoni - Highveld Baboon Spider.

Hope this helps :)
Last Edit: 3 years 5 months ago by Dimitri Kambas.

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3 years 5 months ago #73523 by Johan
Not yet, I want to take a better photo before uploading.

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