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Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens lifespan questions

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Goomba, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Goomba

    Goomba Arachnobaron

    It's always been my understanding that GBB females can live over 15 years.

    I understand this species is rather new to the hobby and extensive studies on longevity haven't been done, but I was talking to a guy at a local reptile shop who said he has had several GBB females die around the 6 or 7 year old mark. I was a bit skeptical.

    Has anyone else had this experience?
    Who has the oldest GBB on here?
  2. Scoolman

    Scoolman Arachnolord

    I would like to know that as well. They grow very fast, so I would think they would have a shorter life span. I have a female that matured in about 1.5 years.
  3. madamoisele

    madamoisele Arachnosquire

    I bought a female GBB from a pet store that the guy claimed was 6 years old. She died inside of 3 months.
  4. OphidianDelight

    OphidianDelight Arachnoknight

    I had two, both males--one lived for give or take 2.5 years and the other for around 3. Both made it to maturity.
  5. Smaughunter

    Smaughunter Arachnopeon

    My unsexed Gbb is almost two years and around the two inch mark.
  6. Goomba

    Goomba Arachnobaron


    Does anyone else have any input?
  7. Merfolk

    Merfolk Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Mine died at about 5 yrs old. Sad thing was that I had sold it to a very cool guy and it died under his care, within a year of the sale : (
  8. jondee84

    jondee84 Arachnopeon

    My CC is doing well, I've had her/him for about 6 months and this was from juvenile, it is growing pretty quickly and the colourings are brilliant. I'd like to think they live a bit longer than 6yrs if brought through properly from slings.

    Mine is due a shed very soon! Which I will hopefully sex from!
  9. Stopdroproll

    Stopdroproll Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I don't know the age or sex of my GBB, but it pretty much more than doubled in size in one year from 1.5". My feeding schedule is very conservative.
  10. I had one mature into a male in a year. Got him as a second instar sling. Fed twice a week until 2" mark then fed every other week. I even fed him under sized roaches but he just kept on molting. Sadly i sent him off to breed and he got ate. Three weeks post ultimate molt.
  11. Merfolk

    Merfolk Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I've heard of max lifespan around 12 years but most make it to 8yrs ..need more input though...
  12. CodeJACK

    CodeJACK Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Only at 6 years so far ;)