Aphonopelma anax question

poppaJT

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Hey everyone, I have a question about my TX brown tarantula, and he has kind of a skinny abdomen with long legs, I was just wondering if it's normal for A. anax to look like that, or if it's just a male?
 

Chris_Skeleton

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Do you know what a Mature male is? And how to tell if one is a mature male? If it was wild caught then it probably is one.
 

Londoner

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If you found him wandering outside then I'd say mature male, but without pictures or details that's a wild guess.
 

poppaJT

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No I'm still kind of a noob to the hobby... I just know that the males are light bodied and the females are more bulky
 

Londoner

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Does your spider have a hook on the underside of each front leg just past the second joint from the "toe"end? If so, you have a MM. Abdomen size and legginess is not really an accurate indication of sex in immature Ts IME.
 

Chris_Skeleton

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Does your spider have a hook on the underside of each front leg just past the second joint from the "toe"end? If so, you have a MM. Abdomen size and legginess is not really an accurate indication of sex in immature Ts IME.
+1 You need to look for hooks under the first set of legs. I can't really tell from your picture, but it doesn't look like a MM, you'll just have to check for the hooks. If you do find hooks, then I would take it back to the store and make a case unless you just want to keep it. How much did you pay for it?
 

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Also I forgot to mention that you need to fill the tank up to around 50-75% of substrate so if the T climbs and falls it won't be injured.
 

Mattyb

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The spider in that picture looks completely normal to me. No need to worry.
 

poppaJT

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K thanks everybody!! I will check for the hooks... I payed 12 bucks for the lil guy... He's not too pretty to look at but he's quite docile and handle-able!!
 

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K thanks everybody!! I will check for the hooks... I payed 12 bucks for the lil guy... He's not too pretty to look at but he's quite docile and handle-able!!
I love A.anax. If you want to sell him let me know ;)
 
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