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ornata mature question

Logan D

Well-Known Member
3 Year Member
im just curious how you would tell if a male is mature or not since pokies don't have hooks
also when would a female be considered mature ?
here are their last molt dates
female 5/3/2018
male 7/7/2018
 

Metalman2004

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3 Year Member
The palps on the male will make it very obvious. If the bulbs are there it’s pretty easy to see them. If you aren’t sure, they probably aren’t there. You can always post pics.

How big is your female? General rule is 75-80% of full grown and they’re mature enough to mate. The only way to be totally sure is to look at the molt to see that the flap has darkened (technical terms, I know :)).
 

Logan D

Well-Known Member
3 Year Member
The palps on the male will make it very obvious. If the bulbs are there it’s pretty easy to see them. If you aren’t sure, they probably aren’t there. You can always post pics.

How big is your female? General rule is 75-80% of full grown and they’re mature enough to mate. The only way to be totally sure is to look at the molt to see that the flap has darkened (technical terms, I know :)).
the female is 7inches and the male is 6.3inches I can post more pictures of him later
 

Arachnoclown

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Tarantula Club Member
Your Male sounds small...both my males are 7.5"-8". Your female should be ready though.
 

Logan D

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3 Year Member
Yeah i dont think hes ready yet and dont males tend to have their patterns kinda faded kinda like acs bottom picture
20181029_085805.jpg
 
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