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Life span of Lasiodora parahybana?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Imegnixs_Cinder, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Imegnixs_Cinder

    Imegnixs_Cinder Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    Hi, does anyone have a web site stating life spans of different species? I have looked till Im blue in the face. In particular Im looking for the life span of Lasiodora parahybana (Salmon Pink) I know they are fast growing so Im rather interested to know if this causes them to mature/die pretty young.
    Cheers!
     
  2. D4RK-3L3M3NT

    D4RK-3L3M3NT Arachnosquire

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    ...and I thought I was the only one with that problem! I've had 5 total, all have died before reaching sub-adulthood, despite all efforts. Perhaps this issue is yet to be studied?
     
  3. Imegnixs_Cinder

    Imegnixs_Cinder Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Ohhh hecks, don't tell me that, this is my first L. parahybana its only about 1.5 inches atm I will cry if it dies before becoming an adult.
     
  4. Sean

    Sean Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I have heard between 15-20 years.
     
  5. Sean

    Sean Arachnodemon Old Timer

    http://www.e-spiderworld.com/Genustext.htm
     
  6. Sean

    Sean Arachnodemon Old Timer

    btw IME, they are easy to raise and maintain. All I do is throw in some peat moss, a water dish, and a cork bark and mine has done fine. Feed probably a couple crickets a week or so when younger. After it hit about 6 inches probably 5-6.
     
  7. Imegnixs_Cinder

    Imegnixs_Cinder Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks Sean :) that helps loads! Cheers!
     
  8. Cheshire

    Cheshire Arachnoking Old Timer

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    How long do males live?

    How long does it take them to reach maturity and how long do they live afterwards?
     
  9. D4RK-3L3M3NT

    D4RK-3L3M3NT Arachnosquire

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    Well don't get discouraged, that has only been my experience, which has not been a very long one. They are indeed easy to raise, but you also should take into account bad genes are just bad genes, and perhaps I was an unlucky one to have raised some spiders with bad genes - deaths are sometimes unexplainable.
     
  10. Windchaser

    Windchaser Arachnoking Old Timer

    As with any species, the best you could do is give a broad range for life expectancy. Too many variables (temperature, amount of food, etc.) affect their growth rate. Also, many species have not been in the pet trade log enough to really establish any type of real understanding of how long they will survive in captivity.
     
  11. Windchaser

    Windchaser Arachnoking Old Timer

    That is an unusually high death rate. Did they all die around the same time? Were they from the same egg sac? Do you have many other Ts and these were your only losses? For a death rate like this, I would suspect there might be some external factor in play. Either a parasite infestation or some chemical poisoning. Even if they were from the same egg sac, a 5 for 5 loss is pretty high and would be just really bad luck if it were only a failure to survive issue.
     
  12. Imegnixs_Cinder

    Imegnixs_Cinder Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Criesss I fed him/her today and noticed not only does it have a missing leg and a missing pedipalp, it also has half a spinerette missing! I assume they can also grow back?
     
  13. greenbay1

    greenbay1 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I keep mine as mentioned by others - bone dry peat, water dish, hide, plenty of crickets and it has grown very well. I've had no problems with him. Mine is a male but not yet had his ultimate molt.
     
  14. D4RK-3L3M3NT

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    My luck. I don't know whether they were from the same sac or not, they were purchased from a reputable online dealer, and they all died at different stages of their life, some at 1/4" and some at 2". They were my only losses during their deaths, so I doubt it was any type of parasite, perhaps chemical poisoning - there were frequent visits around my last residence from pest control personnel, but that leads me to question why others were not affected around the same time? I'll probably never know.
     
  15. bagheera

    bagheera ArachnoTiger Old Timer

    I have 2 here, both between 4 and 5". They are on potting soil or coco bark. Again, bone dry with a water dish. They both eat like mad, they both are growing rather quickly. The only thing I have seen grow faster was a B. albopilosum that I raised some years ago. They are both little bulldozers. One of them has done so much excavation that I think it has moved every bit of substrate in the enclosure-above it! lol.

    If you are losing that many, I would agree that there must be something else going on.

    I would expect them live between 10 and 20 years, males I would not expect to see a post ultimate birthday. But of course, this is my own speculation.
     
  16. F. J. A.

    F. J. A. Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Hi,

    I wrote >>this<< to the same question few days ago in another thread...
    Hope this helps...
     
  17. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    yup

    regen:
    fangs, legs, pedipalps, spinnerets

    maybe something else that i forgot
     
  18. Imegnixs_Cinder

    Imegnixs_Cinder Arachnoknight Old Timer

    ok so I have noticed him moving his substrate around, (vermiculite) its not very deep atm as don't want him to burrow away and hide as want to keep an eye on him for now. He has no man made burrow (pot etc) do L. parahybana burrow or is he/she just being tidy? I didn't think they were burrowers but just want to check.
    Cheers!
     
  19. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    mine has always made neat burrows and spent most of it's time underground. i purchased it when it was ~1" (2.5cm) and now it is ~3-4" (8-10cm).

    it might be trying to get out of the open. most tarantulas have at least some aversion to being out in the open. i believe in general, and in mine single specimen in particular, they are more on the nervous and "hidey" side

    also, they are more likely to molt successfully in a burrow, in my opinion

    this is regarding that scraggler you rescued, correct?
     
  20. Imegnixs_Cinder

    Imegnixs_Cinder Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yeah, the lil 7 legged 1 pedipalp and 1.5 spinertte scraggler lol
    Most of the sites I read said "they make great display tarantulas because they sit out in the open" so guess I assumed they don't really burrow much.
    :(