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Matured T's

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Mr. P, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Mr. P

    Mr. P Well-Known Member

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    I always see people posting that a particular T matured on specific date. My question is how do you now that they matured on that date?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    They mature on the date they moulted last.
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    Mr. P Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but how do you know when that is? Example: I have two B. Smithi females, one is 3.5 inches and one is 4 inches. How will I know when they are considered MF.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The general rule seems to be once the female reaches 2/3 of her expected maximum size then she is ready to breed or when the spermathecae is fully formed.
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It's much easier with males. They hook out or get bulbous palps etc.
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