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Pelinobius muticus growth rate and cares info questions

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by sahand, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. sahand

    sahand Arachnopeon

    How is Pelinobius muticus growth rate given perfect diet, and room temp. Is it OBT fast or more like a G.rosea ?

    I am thinking of buying one, but i don't like Ts who take a long time( 3+ years) to get to the 5" mark. So do you guys think i should go for a 1" sling or buy larger Juvi or a young adult?
  2. Ceratogyrus

    Ceratogyrus Arachnobaron

    SLOW. :) Raised a male from sling to adult in around 4 years.

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  3. sahand

    sahand Arachnopeon

    thx...then i guess I'll wait to find an adult one. 4 years is a lot...i might not even be in the hobby then:d
  4. korg

    korg Arachnobaron

    I was going to encourage you to get a muticus sling anyway, because they impart real patience and an appreciation for the species that isn't quite the same with the "one year to mature" type tarantulas. However, they are probably not for you if you're doubting how long you will even be staying in the hobby...
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  5. spiderengineer

    spiderengineer Arachnoprince

    thats the great thing about this species is their beauty and growth rate. nothing is more rewarding than raising one of these from a sling and getting a gorgeous mature female after all that time.
  6. sahand

    sahand Arachnopeon

    hey I have nothing against the hobby, infact I love it, its just that i cant predict my future.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
  7. Poec54

    Poec54 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Have you tried psychics, horoscopes, oui jui boards, and fortune tellers? Perhaps a good gypsy with references.
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  8. Ceratogyrus

    Ceratogyrus Arachnobaron

    Agreed. :)
  9. McGuiverstein

    McGuiverstein Arachnobaron

    I know the slow growth rate is one of the things I found intriguing about them. While many other OWs grow pretty quickly, P. muticus takes it's good old time and really makes the wait worth while in my opinion. Just got a beautiful little 1" sling yesterday and I'm hyped to see it grow. I have it in an enclosure that's too deep for it, but I want it to be able to dig until it can't dig anymore haha. This guy is already one of my favorites in my collection. Looks just like a miniature version of his adult counterparts
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  10. Ceratogyrus

    Ceratogyrus Arachnobaron

    I am planning on keeping a few of my slings when they get to 2nd instar now, so will revive this thread in 7 years time when the female mature. Even the eggs take ages to get to 2nd instar. Mine have been 1st instar for at least 3 weeks already and show no signs of darkening.

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  11. sahand

    sahand Arachnopeon

    thats awesome

    ---------- Post added 09-21-2013 at 08:59 PM ----------

    no our psychics here aren't as accurate as the one in Naples...
  12. edesign

    edesign Stacks o' spiders Old Timer

    I see you logged on a couple months ago. Wanted to bump this in case you see it and see how your slings are coming along. I know, it's only been three years and a few months, but consider it a progress report haha. Thanks.
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  13. Ceratogyrus

    Ceratogyrus Arachnobaron

    I eventually sold off the slings and only kept the original female. :(
  14. edesign

    edesign Stacks o' spiders Old Timer

    Haha, no worries, a couple years is a long time. Plans change. Thanks for replying anyway!