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Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Gh0ul, Jan 9, 2018.
Lots of species will give you a couple years.
I have a MM P. striata over 2 years mature....still looks good, eats and makes the occasional sperm web (much to my surprise).....I've even had Psalmo MMs make it nearly 2 years. A LD nearly 3 years mature that just doesn't want to die apparently....still looks good, too.
If it wasn't for the ugly, long legged, short lived gentlemen getting munched all the time we wouldn't have any females...
I say who cares what anyone thinks about someone who likes to collect male tarantulas. If someone is going to assume males are only good for breeding, then it shows a lack of appreciation for tarantulas in general. The way I see it, keeping only females will only give you half of the story on the species. As someone who likes to have male tarantulas myself without the purpose of breeding, I like to have them so I can see what they look like, how long they live in captivity, and anything else I can learn from them that I couldn't just from having females. If one's only interest in tarantulas is to have a pet with a 10-30 year commitment, then females only is a good policy. If one has a serious interest in tarantulas, I can't understand why such a person wouldn't want males.
Besides, anyone that hasn't witnessed a male tarantula construct a sperm web and load its palps from start to finish is missing out on really interesting behavior.
Does anyone have pictures of male pamphs, I feel like they could change some minds.
Never say no one. I wouldn't mind if all my slings turned out to be male. In my case I'm an old lady so my time is limited, females would more than likely outlive me and my poor daughter would have more animals to rehome when I'm gone.
I don't have money for tons of spiders. I like them all to be girls.
What a great post. I agree full heartily.
I don't see a problem here.
this one of the funniest t related issues a person could have. honesty is the best policy OP remember that
You sir are 1,000x ahead of our president w/that sentiment. Maybe you should be POTUS.
"President Ooze has converted 16 rooms in the White House to tarantula rooms. Republicans chime in."
It would be nice to have a Presidential snake or T for a change, been a long time since exotics were at the White House.
Happened? I mean (serious question) in the past you had a POTUS that kept venomous inverts/animals in the office?
Yes, Teddy Roosevelt had a lot of weird pets. He had a free-roaming badger. Visitors were told to "skip lively".
Unsure about venomous, however we have had POTUS's with reptile, elephants and other exotics.