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Female T size

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by IamKrush, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. IamKrush

    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    hello everyone!
    How can you tell when a female is able and ready to breed? Can you judge it on size? Or is there indications that will let you know? (Example: with male hooks and or making speam webs)
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    I was told by a breeder if she responds then she's ready (taps). He also said that there isn't a time frame like males. Like with humans, what we would call a girl not mature yet (pre teens) actually she could still get pregnant. Kinda a messed up way to explain it ... other breeders agreed with him so I guess it must be somewhat true?? Id say if she taps shes ready. Im not sure about the other but i can contest to one of my young females taps like crazy when my male is by her enclosure...i would say that she's immature by looking at her but she's interested.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    The general rule is 75% of fu grown should mean she is ready to go. The slightly more scientific way is to look at the molt to see if the spermathecae have darkened.
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    None of my females ever tap until a male is in their cage..I'd love to hear them do it but mine never do. I even tap on their enclosures, and nada. My friend has a roomful of Poecis that are always drumming. Maybe I need to make my room warmer.
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