Another shot of my little Homoeomma sp. tarantula(which I believe has been re-named species Thrixopelma cyanen), taken at a different angle, with a full-spectrum light instead of the regular old yellow household lighting. I wanted to see if it would make her blue irridescence show up better, and it did, a bit, but she is still comparatively dull-colored right now because she needs to moult.
hehe moltage shes purdy
I'd like to see a picture of the mirror patch; sounds fascinating. ^_^ OMGShe'sSoBlue!!!1!1!!
the light hair on her abdoman makes her seems deflated or something o.o or maybe it's just my perception.
She definately doesn't look "deflated"; check out the other picture I have up of her. At this time, her abdomen is actually swollen, which is a good indicator of a tarantula getting ready to moult, as fluid builds up between the old and new exoskeleton, although I saw this spider months ago at another reptile show, and she was pretty fat then, too. She does have that light "mirror patch"-a patch of highly irridescent hairs-on her abdomen, which some tarantula species possess, for unknown reasons.