- Dec 29, 2003
If she has a bald patch, look at the skin that is revealed. If it is a shiny dark or black color, then she is pre-molt. If this is the case, I would wait until after she molts to ensure the process goes smoothly. You could always leave a deposit on her to ensure she is not sold to someone else.oogieboogie said:Im not really sure how to tell if thye are pre molt. Any tips?
oogieboogie said:Im really debating about it. I really dont want to spend $90 on a spider. She is pretty and all but not really my thing. I think the only reason I would buy here is to breed her or sell her. Which is what im wrestling with.
If you were planning to sell her, you might not see a huge profit. I am not sure what the market will bear there in regard to an adult female. However, doing the currency calculations, that would be roughly $120 cdn. If I was to pirchase her for that amount I would be able to sell her here for about $225 if I found a buyer, and probably for about $150 direct to a pet store. I think that breeding is a better investment, but it doesn't sound like you are that into them, and from what I have read on these boards it is a huge time, and effort committment that can often times not turn out the way you hoped.
But if you love the look of the T, (and they are very pretty) and you want a docile and hardy one, this is a great choice. They will also spend much of thier time out in the open, so those awesome colors are not wasted in a burrow like an H. lividum.