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PostSubject: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 11:28 am

hello, can someone please tell me if my rose hair tarantula is an adult, i took a picture of it next to a pen for size comparisin. thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 1:01 pm

Still a bit too small for an adult imo.
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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 4:27 pm

i was hoping its not an adult, but i read somewhere that males are smaller than females, so i thought maybe it was an adult male. but i dont know how big they get either.
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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 6:33 pm

Doesn't look like a mature male, MMs will look thinner and much more "leggy." Males will have club shaped pedipalps as adults.


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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 7:54 pm

alright thanks, do tarantulas molt up untill death or will they just molt untill there an adult and then live a couple more years???? like scorpions? how often does rose hair tarantulas molt ??
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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 9:34 pm

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alright thanks, do tarantulas molt up untill death or will they just molt untill there an adult and then live a couple more years???? like scorpions? how often does rose hair tarantulas molt ??

-female tarantulas molt up until death while males stop molting when they reach maturity.

-female tarantulas live longer than males (brachypelma and grammostola species were reported to live up upto 20-30yrs, avicularia species live upto 6years, etc.). matured males usually die after a few months or maybe a year after maturing.

-as for molting, intervals differ depending on the size and species of the tarantulas.

hope this helped.

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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 9:45 pm

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i was hoping its not an adult, but i read somewhere that males are smaller than females, so i thought maybe it was an adult male. but i dont know how big they get either.

adult female- 4.5 to 6" ( depending on the T itself)
adult male- 4.5-6" (depending on the T itself)
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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 9:56 pm

alright thanks for the help everyone
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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/12/2012, 9:59 pm

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-female tarantulas molt up until death while males stop molting when they reach maturity.

-female tarantulas live longer than males (brachypelma and grammostola species were reported to live up upto 20-30yrs, avicularia species live upto 6years, etc.). matured males usually die after a few months or maybe a year after maturing.

-as for molting, intervals differ depending on the size and species of the tarantulas.

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It does happen on occasion, that a male tarantula will molt after reaching maturity, however this is uncommon, and the tarantula usually dies during or shortly after the molt if this is the case. (Pedipalps usually get stuck in the old exo.)

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PostSubject: Re: is my tarantula an adult ????   9/13/2012, 12:35 am

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toidy wrote:
-female tarantulas molt up until death while males stop molting when they reach maturity.

-female tarantulas live longer than males (brachypelma and grammostola species were reported to live up upto 20-30yrs, avicularia species live upto 6years, etc.). matured males usually die after a few months or maybe a year after maturing.

-as for molting, intervals differ depending on the size and species of the tarantulas.

hope this helped.

ditto

It does happen on occasion, that a male tarantula will molt after reaching maturity, however, the tarantula usually dies during or shortly after the molt if this is the case.

that rarely happens. and if it does, it is not normal..
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