Poecilotheria metallica 2"dls

Poecilotheria metallica 2"dls

This one grows so fast compared to all other Poecilotheria spiders i own, it blows my mind.

I wonder if it is even possible to sex at this size, if not i am in no rush.
thx, i thought so too but i will still wait for future molts to confirm, i know how to sex them ventrally as juveniles/sub adults but at that size i wasn't sure
especially since everyone always claims that males grow quicker, which i do not think is always the case
everyone always claims that males grow quicker, which i do not think is always the case
Surely not! My B.emilia and A.geniculata (both female) grow quicker than their male siblings.
I would be VERY surprised if this P.met turns out to be a male.
Yea personally i always thought that idea was weird because if cannibalism occurs it would be terrible if only the males make it out of the "crib" but still it is repeated over and over without any evidence i can see.

This spider is an anomaly in so many ways, whenever i shine a light into its enclosure it doesn't hide or scrunch up from stress but calmly spreads its legs confidently it also walks towards the places i hold the box at if i pick it up. Its a joy because i always see it and get great pictures. It also is the only spider that seems to use its hide as a bathroom because the box is spottless AND it is already a month or two ahead in its latest molt from all the others.
Its sibling molted a few days ago, more than 2 months later and just grew by a fraction of the size this one did. Then again that one is stressed by everything.

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Epiandrous fusillae sexing (Not Molts)
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