I've had her for about a week. in the 5-6 year old range. Seller's child dumped her on mom 4 years back and convinced her to sell instead of flush. Was bought as a sling as Chilean rose, but I'm brand new to Ts and red green color deficient too, Opinions please?
Very likely porteri, yes, and certainly older that 5 or 6 years. Those are very slow growing spiders and if it has been recognizable as a tarantula for 4 years (since the mom has had it) it is more likely 10 years or older.
@boina Thanks so much, I appreciate your input! Even if she is older than the seller stated, the price was ridiculously low as she needed to sell to move to the other end of Canada. Either way, your age input leads me to believe that the lack of hooks would likely suggest that our first full size T is a female, hopefully she'll be around for a while!