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3 years 8 months ago #72697 by Maggy Pearce
I found one that says "Bushman's Drift Orange Baboon Spider", but I would guess it's most common name is "Bobbejaan Spinnekop" :P

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #72698 by Deon
The "orange" part of it, throws me off, seems like more of a greenish hue.

Closest we came was H.lightfooty, but that has orange colored toes, maybe that's the one you have.

Africa is a tough country. When the going gets tough, we get going.
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3 years 8 months ago #72699 by Maggy Pearce
Well, I checked the list in the link and H. lightfooti's common name says "Bobbejan Baboon Spider", so yes...not very trustworthy.

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3 years 8 months ago #72702 by Wayne Prinsloo
Damn shes gorgeous!!! Such a pity the local species is off limits to most of us.... sad
Hats of to your friend for letting it back into the wild, most people will just keep them anyway.

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3 years 8 months ago #72706 by Dimitri Kambas

Tars wrote: Damn shes gorgeous!!! Such a pity the local species is off limits to most of us.... sad
Hats of to your friend for letting it back into the wild, most people will just keep them anyway.


Not off limits check this website baboonspideratlas.co.za

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3 years 8 months ago #72707 by Patrick Gildenhuys
Nice Deon!
This is the grey colour form of Harpactira dictator. If you've got my book, you'll find the grey form on pg.27, and the more commonly seen brown form on pg.42.
If not, you can order one at: www.baboonspiders.co.za

There are lots of these in the European hobby, so if you search Google images, you'll find plenty of pictures of Harpactira dictator.
They're commonly known as the "Swellendam baboon spider".

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