Theraphamosidae

Aim for gold and honour your bird spider forever. 

Rules • Be(come) and stay a member of our facebookgroup • Answer with 1 (big and high-resolution, min. 2048 pixels width) photo in the comments below the link • Write scientific name and gender above the picture • The photo is yours • The photo has no text or logo (it will only be uploaded with the typical theraphosidae.be-layout) • The same photo can only win once • You can win more than once, but only 2 times in a row • The winning picture can be used by the webmakers in any related way to the competition when given proper credits to the respectful owner • New since April 2016 • 2 leagues: Professional (professional material) and Amateur (daily material) • To be named a winner, you must be challenged by at least 1 competitor. 

New since November 2017 • Julian Kamzol, Michael Pankratz, Alem Hudovic and Dennis Van Vlierberghe choose their winners • Only if the jury’s votings result in a draw, a final knockout will be organized on this webpage until 13h, GMT+1, the next day • During knockout everyone can participate voting • 1 person = 1 vote • The final winner is given a downloadable CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION above the picture on this page.

Contest 24: January 2018 – “Patterns”

Winner: 

Contest 23: December 2017 – “Aviculariinae”

Professional

Winner: Isaiah Rosales (download your certificate of appreciation by clicking on the picture below)

December 2017

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata Pocock, 1899

Heteroscodra and Stromatopelma were replaced to Aviculariinae since the revision of Avicularia in March, 2017.

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata

Amateur

Winner: Tidgetot Magnaye (download your certificate of appreciation by clicking on the picture below)

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata Pocock, 1899

Heteroscodra and Stromatopelma were replaced to Aviculariinae since the revision of Avicularia in March, 2017.

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata

Contest 22: November 2017 – ‘My favorite tarantula picture”

Winner: Chase Campbell (download your certificate of appreciation by clicking on the picture below)

November 2017

0.0.1 Dolichothele diamantinensis (Bertani, Santos & Righi, 2009)

Dolichothele diamantinensis

Contest 21: October 2017 – “Cute Halloween”

Professional

Winner: Julian Kamzol (websiteflickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.0.1 Caribena versicolor (Walckenaer, 1837)

Caribena versicolor

Amateur

Winner: Isaiah Rosales (arachnoboards • instagram) – Go to the picture

0.0.X Caribena versicolor (Walckenaer, 1837)

Caribena versicolor

Contest 20: September 2017 – “Dwarves”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Cyriocosmus ritae Pérez-Miles, 1998

Cyriocosmus ritae

Amateur

Winner: Jay Lagman Adaya – Go to the picture

0.1 Hapalopus formosus Ausserer, 1875

Hapalopus formosus

Contest 19: July 2017 – “Brachypelma spp.”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Brachypelma klaasi (Schmidt & Krause, 1994) 

Brachypelma klaasi

Amateur

Winner: Zoran Glamočak – Go to the picture

0.1 Brachypelma emilia (White, 1994)

Brachypelma emilia

Contest 18: May 2017 – “Poecilotheria spp.”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Poecilotheria miranda Pocock, 1900

Poecilotheria miranda

Amateur

Winner: Benjamin Boom – Go to the picture

0.1 Poecilotheria subfusca Pocock, 1895

Poecilotheria subfusca

Contest 17: April 2017 – “Tarantula butts”

Professional

Winner: Isaiah Rosales (arachnoboards • instagram) – Go to the picture

0.1 Acanthoscurria geniculata (C.L. Koch, 1841)

Acanthoscurria geniculata

Amateur

Winner: Russell Legaspi – Go to the picture

0.1 Grammostola pulchra Mello-Leitão, 1921

Grammostola pulchra

Contest 16: January 2017 – “Giants”

Winner: Edwin Pottillius (facebookgroup) – Go to the picture

0.1 Theraphosa stirmi Rudloff & Weinmann, 2010

0.1 Theraphosa stirmi

Contest 15: December 2016 – “Happy holidays”

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Happy Holidays

Contest 14: November 2016 – “Heavy webbers”

Theraphosidae

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Heterothele villosella Strand, 1907

Heterothele villosella

Other arachnids

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Linothele megatheloides Paz & Raven, 1990

0.1 Linothele megatheloides

Contest 13: October 2016 – “Burrowers’ tunnels”

Amateur

Winner: Thomas Hagen – Go to the picture

0.1 Ornithoctonus cf. costalis

Contest 12: September 2016 – “Asian theraphosids”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Phormingochilus sp. rufus

Amateur

Winner: Thomas Hagen – Go to the picture

0.1 Phormingochilus everetti Pocock, 1895

Contest 11: August 2016 – “Threat poses”  

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

Amateur

Winner: Alem Hudović – Go to the picture

Contest 10: July 2016 – “Matings”

Amateur

Winner: Russell Legaspi – Go to the picture 

Contest 9: June 2016 – “African bird-eaters”

Professional

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Amateur

Winner: Russell Legaspi – Go to the picture

Contest 8: May 2016 – “Tarantula gymnasts”

Amateur

Winner: Guillaume Dupouy – Go to the picture

Contest 7: April 2016 – “My rarest bird spider”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

Amateur

Winner: Guillaume Dupouy – Go to the picture

Contest 6: March 2016 – “Theraphosidae in natural furnished enclosures”

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 5: February 2016 – “Snowball”

Winner: David Van Berlo (facebookgroup) – Go to the picture

Contest 4: January 2016 – “Fangs” 

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 3: December 2015 – “Your first tarantula”

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 2: November 2015 – “Colors!” 

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 1: October 2015 – “Beautiful webbing!”

Winner: Josh Coogler (flickrarachnoboards • tarantulasUS) – Go to the picture