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Male theraphosa stirmi max size

Arachnoclown

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My males have been much leggier then the females. The males are still huge...not as heavy but still huge. Much different then alot of other species with tiny mature males.
 

Whitelightning777

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Cool!!

The slings generally retail, unsexed, between $80 to $120 depending on who's selling them.

Still, pay close attention to the temps, moisture, humidity etc. These guys aren't Rose hair tarantulas that will do fine in conditions identical to your home.

The care requirements, size, and temperment make them an advanced species. The sheer fang size and penetration plus the venom injected makes bites no laughing matter and the urticating hairs are no joke and can really react strongly with quite a few people.

Nevertheless, if you can make room for one, they are an impressive species to own no matter what species in the genus you select.

Despite this, caring for them isn't rocket science, just requires more attention to detail. If not, molting complications, sudden death and other issues will occur.

Obviously, never handle them unless it's an emergency or as a last resort. A catch cup (large sized) with a lid plus a paintbrush are your friends.

A particle face mask, gloves and goggles aren't strictly speaking necessary but an awfully good idea to keep handy when rehousing.
 

KezyGLA

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Good luck with that...one of the hardest species to get a good sack let alone your male not becoming lunch before the act even begins. Many conditions have to be spot on...not a easy task for advanced breeders.
Its quite tricky but not as difficult as the other two of the genus
 
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