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Quickest Growing Tarantula?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by ECH, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. ECH

    ECH Arachnopeon

    I’m curious to know what the quickest growing tarantula is. I wanna know if there is such thing as “a quickest growing” species, if it’s just the specific T, and what’s the has been the fastest growing T in your collection. So far mine has probably been my Nhandu Chromatus.
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  2. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking

    Psalmopoeus victori has had the fastest growth out of the species I have kept. It's ridiculous.

    Followed by Xenesthis.

    Baboon spiders grow particularly fast too.
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  3. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    My Poecilotheria ornata and subfusca. Crazy,crazy growing. My GBB weren't this fast, or my Psalmopoeus.
    Second comes my G.iheringi.

    Except for Augacephalus. They sure take their time :shifty:
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  4. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    N. incei were the fastest growing slings I've ever had. And Megaphobema mesomelas. I think it depends somewhat on the temperature. Some species grow slower in lower temps (most tropical species molted less often in winter for me) but others are not affected by low temps. Especially Megaphobema just keeps growing, no matter how cold it gets (up to a point, of course).
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  5. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

    @Andrea82 is spot on about P. Ornata (I don’t have subfusca). I got mine as a 1.25 inch sling a few months ago. It just molted a second time in my care last week and is an easy 2.5 inches. I would also throw L. Violaceopes into the running, mine is growing at ludicrous speed, just had to do a rehouse yesterday.
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  6. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    P. cams, Tappies and N. incei all grow like dandelions in June. All can mature in about 10 months IME.
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  7. RonnyT

    RonnyT Arachnosquire

    My P. irminia has been the fastest growing, its already molted twice in three months, and put on a lot of size each time.
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  8. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

    The fastest grower I have is my P. atrichromatus, I got it in October at a little over an inch and now it's close to 3"
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  9. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    My Cyriocosmus have been the fastest growing overall. Hapalopus sp. Colombia Large is on par with them - that is the only species I have had who has moulted in less than four weeks.
    My Acanthoscurria geniculata female went from 2" to nearly 6" in less than a year. She gained 1.5" in one moult alone. I don't powerfeed and they are all kept at room temperature.
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  10. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I found Poecilotheria as a whole grow very quickly. Maybe it's just because they get so big and thus put on alot of size every molt, but I swear I've had near 5" a year with some.

    Maybe there's some dwarf that grows faster but is un-noticed because it's not very big at max size.

    Lampropelma are very fast too. Around 4" a year IME.
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  11. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Neoholothele incei followed by Psalmopoeus cambridgei.
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  12. Nightshady

    Nightshady Dislike Harvester

    My GBB has gone from 3/4” to 4” in about nine months. To me that’s pretty insane. My experience is much less than many here though.

    Interesting. My P. irminia has been taking its sweet time molting even though it eats well.
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  13. Vinny2915

    Vinny2915 Arachnosquire

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  14. RonnyT

    RonnyT Arachnosquire

    Don't worry I have a broken GBB who's refused more times than I can count, and hasn't molted since I got it (6 months)
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  15. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnoknight

    P cambridgei was a freebie 11/2016 and matured 5 months ago. This guy will be my first old age death when he goes, and will definitely be replaced. Something about these spiders is just cool.

    Hapalopus sp Columbia went from tiny straw to mature in under a year. I sold him and bought ten slings. I love these spiders gonna get a female or two for sure lol.

    Obt also matured the same as the pumpkin patch. Will not be replaced when he passes. He wasn't a horrible monster or anything, I just don't care for them and don't have room for everything.

    P vittata is probably going to mature his next molt. Got huge in less than a year. I would definitely like more pokies.
  16. Toddydog

    Toddydog Arachnosquire

    I was just looking at my N. incei after it's last molt and it's huge! This is just one molt. One or two more at this rate and it's going to need a new home. 20180512_193059.jpg 20180612_174005.jpg
    P. irminia has been pretty quick too. I just got my cambridgei so I can't comment on that.
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  17. kevinlowl

    kevinlowl Arachnoknight

    P. regalis and C. cyaneopubescens are the two with the most significant growth in my experience but the edge goes to the GBB. That thing grows crazy fast.
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  18. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    H. sp. Columbia Small grow incredibly fast, as does the Large variant too. I find Lv's grow pretty quick as well.

    G. iheringi and G. actaeon grow incredibly fast, prob one of the fasted growing NWs.
  19. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking Active Member

    Theraphosa, P.cambridgei and most asian arboreals.
  20. aphono

    aphono Arachnobaron

    I was given a freebie "pinhead size" OBT sling, had to be 1/4" or less. In 7 months, it has reached 2".

    P. cambridgei also had impressive growth. Leg span almost seems to expand twice with each molt.

    One of the GBB was bought at 2" last year molted out as MM last month. He is a big spider too.