Owner was unsure of species... my best guess is a Theraphosa of some sort
I can’t help much with tarantula ID, but the people at Arachnoboards are really good at tarantulas, so they might be able to identify it.
Thank you! I’ve got it posted over there also, hopefully someone will come along who knows!
T keeper here, doesn’t quite look as “velvet-y” as a Theraphosa (might just be photo), possibly an Aphonpelma instead. I think the real tell in an adult like this would be the size. Bigger than 5in and probably Theraphosa, in which case I’d say it’s a Theraphosa stirmi due to the reddish setae
Thank you for the insight! My first instinct was Aphonopelma also, but this seems closer to a Theraphosa of some sort. It’s about 2″ currently. Would a pic from a different angle or different lighting help?
Oh if it’s only 2″ then it’s probably only a juvenile/sub adult, which could be why it seems less “velvet-y”. I’ll put my money on a T stirmi then!