Arizona blonde growth

Ratmosphere

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Is it worth it to get this species at a 1" sling? Do they really take that long to grow?
 

Najakeeper

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Blondes in Arizona take about 18 years to mature give or take a few. That's physical though, psychological maturity is a whole different thing.
 

eldondominicano

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They're a very pretty species and are on the lower side of maintenance. I love them, but yes any aphonopelma species takes a long time to mature.
 

Andrea82

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Blondes in Arizona take about 18 years to mature give or take a few. That's physical though, psychological maturity is a whole different thing.
It sucks that we're only allowed one rating per post. For this one i wanted to hit the funny, award and creativity...i'll go for the funny, but just so you know, this post ;)
 

MrsHaas

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lol I have had a sub adult male A. chalcodes since late 2012 and it STILL hasn't molted once! I guess he's in no hurry to mature and die...
 

johnny quango

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lol I have had a sub adult male A. chalcodes since late 2012 and it STILL hasn't molted once! I guess he's in no hurry to mature and die...
It's funny you should say that I have a Aphonopelma gabeli juvenile male who as been with me since 2013 and he's moulted once he eats once out of ever 10 feeders I offer him. Yet I've got an Aphonopelma serratum adult male that matured in just 2.5 years and maxed out at 3.5" so go figure these Aphonopelma are a strange bunch
 

MrsHaas

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It's funny you should say that I have a Aphonopelma gabeli juvenile male who as been with me since 2013 and he's moulted once he eats once out of ever 10 feeders I offer him. Yet I've got an Aphonopelma serratum adult male that matured in just 2.5 years and maxed out at 3.5" so go figure these Aphonopelma are a strange bunch
Quite so! Don't want him to molt ever either... He's just the cutest thing, when he hooks out he will be all uggo!!
 

Envoirment

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Very slow - I got a ~3-3.5" one as my first T. almost a year ago and it's still yet to molt in my care! Get subadult/adult if you don't like waiting - their colouration is beautiful and they can be quite the "characters" (well mine is at least!).
 

johnny quango

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Quite so! Don't want him to molt ever either... He's just the cutest thing, when he hooks out he will be all uggo!!
That's the thing although my A serratum is still a beautiful species even though he hooked out, I still get what you mean about them being cute I think it works with some other species of slow growers like Brachypelma,Grammostola and I think for me it's because they don't hit that leggy stage like lp,phormic,Pamphobeteus etc. Aphonopelma,Brachypelma and Grammostola just look like shrunk down versions of their adults
 

Spidermolt

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Only Aphonopelma I have was a .5" hentzi. Four years later and it's only about 2 1/4" :meh:

...just saying the next time I get any Aphonopelma I'll pay extra for an adult. ;)
 

volcanopele

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We'll see how my chalcodes goes. She's at 4" DLS right now (I've had her for about 2 months now). Yet, despite their slow growth, she matches my LK and my GBB in feeding response and she's yet to turn down a feeder. She's also my most active spider (at least of the ones who aren't slings)... go figure
 

Jeff23

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I just got my 1/4" chalcodes recently to go with my 1/4" Hentzi's and 1/3" Marxi's. The race is on. Ready Set Go!
 
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