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Guess the age of the G. pulchra!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by nurunuru, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. nurunuru

    nurunuru Arachnopeon

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    Just got this little beaut at a reptile show yesterday, and was wondering if anyone with pulchra experience wanted to hazard a guess at her (hopefully her) age!

    The person I bought her from had only had her a coupla months, so she didn't know for sure. DLS appears to be 2" on the button.

    Obviously, the usual variables come into play with regards to age and size, but... Whaddaya reckon?
     

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  2. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Too many variables to factor in. Temperature and feeding rate being the big ones. Maybe a year or so. Does it matter?
     
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  3. nurunuru

    nurunuru Arachnopeon

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    Nope! Doesn't matter a jot. Just curious what ballpark figure people familiar with the species were thinking. I'm inclined to think at least 2 years old. Maybe more.
     
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  4. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron Active Member

    They do grow ssllloooowwwww
     
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  5. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Arachnosupporter

    Mine at roughly 2 years of age... it was 3/4 inch, maybe an inch when it arrived...

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  6. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Arachnosupporter

    Crap. Misread that as G. pulchripes. Nevermind!
     
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  7. Phases

    Phases Arachnosquire

    Well I have at least 1 one inch T that is 2 years old, and another 5 or 6 inch that could be as little as 1 year old so - I wouldn't know where to start besides googling the species to see what I can learn!
     
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  8. Sergic

    Sergic Arachnosquire Active Member

    My G. pulchra is slightly smaller than yours, and I have had it for nearly two years. No idea how old it was when I got it.

    Like others have said, there are too many variables in growth rate to give a reasonable estimate, though.
     
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  9. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Very slow growing species, I would wager 2 years at the minimum. I keep my sling at 80 and it's fed regularly, still growing slowly.
     
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  10. I'd Hazard at two, possibly three years old. But those food and temperature variables are big ones
     
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