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Lasiodora parahybana spinning mat Post molt?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by jburgoyne, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. jburgoyne

    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

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    Hi i have a lasiodora parahybana. She is my first and only T, got her as a sling about 2 years ago. She has a 6" leg span after her last molt about 2 seeks ago. Last night I noticed she was spinning another mat (bed) w.e you call it lol. Since she just molted 2 weeks ago, there is no way shes going to molt again. So why would she be spinning another mat?
     
  2. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Probably isn't another molting mat, pictures of what your seeing would help clarify. They will web for a number of reasons, doesn't always indicate an upcoming molt.
     
  3. Phases

    Phases Arachnosquire Active Member

    Mine spins a 'mat' every time he eats. Heh.
     
  4. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    could be an MM making a sperm web.

    pics!!!!!!
     
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  5. jburgoyne

    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

    In 2 years iv only seen mine web for 2 things molting mat and while eating. Even webbing wile eating is new she only started doing that the last few months. This was more like the molting mat but that was last night I just went to get a pic and she has knocked it down. I'll post a pic anyway so you can see whats left
     
  6. jburgoyne

    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

  7. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    looks like remnants of a sperm web to me.....your female is a male.
     
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  8. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Sperm web, looks like you have a mature male. Post some more pics but of the T this time. MMs are easy to spot, you should be seeing a much longer legged T with bulbous palps and tibial hooks. Should look like this
     

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  9. jburgoyne

    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

    Well i checked her molt awhile back and it had the slit by the back bookings! Was pretty small still when I checked that tho. Maybe it had just got torn idk. When are they usually mature? I wouldnt of thought that would be until they were almost full grown
     
  10. beaker41

    beaker41 Arachnoknight Active Member

    I've had mm lps anywhere from 5"-9" but the tribal hooks are a sure sign. That definitely looks like sperm web remnants, you could have caught him upside down under that web hammock charging up his man parts last night
     
  11. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    oh boy....all ts have a slit in the same place, what you need to look for is reproductive parts, which on a female will be raised.

    That is full grown for a male...sounds like you bought into the exaggerrated sizes sellers post to move ts. An adult female tops at 7-8". Anything bigger is a freak.
     
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  12. jburgoyne

    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

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    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

  14. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Yep, that's a mature male, no question about it. Look at the bulbous palps in the last pic. 6" is a bit on the smaller end of the spectrum but not unusual.
     
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  15. jburgoyne

    jburgoyne Arachnopeon

    Well thanx guys for answering my questions