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How old is my 3" T. Albo?

Arlo

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I have just realized I'm not really sure how old my Tliltocatl Albopilosus is. I got her in September as a 2.5" - 3" juvenile (or maybe sub-adult?), and now after one molt she is around 3.5". Is there a way to tell how old she is? I'm sure their growth rate depends on many different factors, but I'm looking for an educated guess.

Also, I was told this species lives 20-25 years. Has anybody here ever had a T. Albo older than that?
 

Oursapoil

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I have just realized I'm not really sure how old my Tliltocatl Albopilosus is. I got her in September as a 2.5" - 3" juvenile (or maybe sub-adult?), and now after one molt she is around 3.5". Is there a way to tell how old she is? I'm sure their growth rate depends on many different factors, but I'm looking for an educated guess.

Also, I was told this species lives 20-25 years. Has anybody here ever had a T. Albo older than that?
Hi,

I am sure there has to be a few incidences of T. albopilosus leaving a bit older than 25 but anywhere from 15-25 is a fair range. This said, please consider that the range only applies to females. The males unfortunately have a much shorter life span, especially after maturing. Please do share a picture of your T and let us know if you are aware of it sex.
 

Arlo

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Hi,

I am sure there has to be a few incidences of T. albopilosus leaving a bit older than 25 but anywhere from 15-25 is a fair range. This said, please consider that the range only applies to females. The males unfortunately have a much shorter life span, especially after maturing. Please do share a picture of your T and let us know if you are aware of it sex.
She is a female :)
 

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Arlo

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Yup, I'm gonna wait until her next molt because she put so much effort into her tunnel
Actually, I thought I posted a photo of her in her new enclosure, but the one in the picture is old. Now she lives here:
 

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