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Who is owning the oldest tarantula?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Vanisher, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    I have a female G porteri i bought as my first spider in the year 2000! She was an young adult when i bought her. I estimate her age to 25+ years!

    How old is your oldest tarantula?
     
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  2. Darth Molt

    Darth Molt Arachnosquire

    For you to have a tarantula that’s older than me seems crazy/amazing lol super cool
     
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  3. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yes, i guess it is cool!

    Arnt you 103 year old?
     
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  4. BoyFromLA

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    113, to be exact. :angelic:
     
  5. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnoknight

    Not me but I know Tom Moran has a G. porteri he got in 96 as a sub adult and as far as I know she's still kicking.
     
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  6. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    I'm out of the running with a year lol
     
  7. ccTroi

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  8. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, old girl was already on a 5 year molt cycle when I got her, I have had her about 20 years.....she's at least 35...definitely not younger, possibly much older.
     
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  9. How many times did she dropped egg sacs in that lifetime?
     
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  10. Just gotta wait another 9 years before she can be the official record holder, sure she’s gotta be older than that 28 year old Brachypelma but you can’t confirm the exact age so people probably wouldn’t accept it. Then we just gotta see if she can pass that 43 year old trapdoor
     
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  11. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah, without a confirmation, she wouldn't qualify...lol...she could be the current record holder for all I know though.
     
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  12. Does mating/dropping egg sac affect their lifespan?
     
  13. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    It shouldn't unless its excessive.

    There's just no market for a huge sac of G. potato, err porteri.
     
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  14. That explains it. I have my own G. potato to grow, still over an inch size.
     
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  15. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    This is my female. She has been on a five year moult cycle the last 3 moults! I have mated her twice! The first time 2006 i think? she dropped a sac containing around 400 spiderlings, the second time she attacked and ate the male!
     

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  16. Potatatas

    Potatatas Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Do old female tarantulas still continue to moult? I imagine if they do it would be maybe a once a year thing?

    Also my oldest tarantula is probs at the grand old age of 3/4 years maybe? Juvie B albo at around 4inches.
     
  17. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    They don’t stop moulting until they die, but they do reach a max size.
     
  18. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    They grow their whole life but that slows down drasticly! Thats why they moult every five or ten years when they are extreamly old!
     
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  19. So far most candidates are G. porteri tarantulas. The slower they move, the longer their lifespan? Just kidding.
     
  20. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    more like slower they grow, the longer they live;)