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Hey someone I know keeps calling their tarantula a goliath, tried to explain that loads of people call loads of tarantulas golaith and it means nothing, I think its a vagans but im not that good at it anymore haha, out of practice, any help would be good.
 

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I'm unsure what the species is but it's not a "Goliath".

The 3 Theraphosa sp (stirmi, blondi and apophysis) are commonly called goliath.
 

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I'm unsure what the species is but it's not a "Goliath".

The 3 Theraphosa sp (stirmi, blondi and apophysis) are commonly called goliath.
Yeah thats what I said but she's "I'm sure its a golaith" sent a photo of my blondi and said thats a goliath, she wants to sell but I said I can't help till I know what it is.
 

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Yeah thats what I said but she's "I'm sure its a golaith" sent a photo of my blondi and said thats a goliath, she wants to sell but I said I can't help till I know what it is.
You're probably right with Tlitocatl vagans although it would be good to get a positive ID.
 

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Yeah thats what I said but she's "I'm sure its a golaith" sent a photo of my blondi and said thats a goliath, she wants to sell but I said I can't help till I know what it is.
You're probably right with Tlitocatl vagans although it would be good to get a positive ID.
Yeah for sure, thanks for the input anyway.
 

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Doesn't look like a vagans to me, and definitely not a Theraphosa, either. Lasiodora klugi, maybe? That's about the biggest spider you'll find outside of Theraphosa, anyway.
 

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Doesn't look like a vagans to me, and definitely not a Theraphosa, either. Lasiodora klugi, maybe? That's about the biggest spider you'll find outside of Theraphosa, anyway.
That's a good call too.
 

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Doesn't look like a vagans to me, and definitely not a Theraphosa, either. Lasiodora klugi, maybe? That's about the biggest spider you'll find outside of Theraphosa, anyway.
Ahh you might be right, she said it was too big to not be a goliath, before she sent the photo I suspected she might have an lp but obviously not.
 

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Hey someone I know keeps calling their tarantula a goliath, tried to explain that loads of people call loads of tarantulas golaith and it means nothing, I think its a vagans but im not that good at it anymore haha, out of practice, any help would be good.
Definitely not a Theraphosa nor Vagans.
That looks like an LP.
Klugi’s tend to be heavier bodied and thicker with red hairs on the abdomen.
 

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Definitely not a Theraphosa nor Vagans.
That looks like an LP.
Klugi’s tend to be heavier bodied and thicker with red hairs on the abdomen.
Could easily be parahybana. It's never easy to tell from one photo.
 

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There is a Pamphobeteus sp being sold as Goliath . That’s what it looks like to me , not an adult specimen looking at the pic
 

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I've seen LP's labelled as Goliaths in a zoo.
 
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