B vagans question

Immortal_sin

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My female B vagans just molted again.
Her exuvia measures just over 5". I am guessing that she is approx 6" or so...she looks quite large to me. Any guesses as to whether she is mature?
She is absolutely beautiful!
Holley
 

VI6SIX

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I'd have to agree that she's mature I've seen eggsacs come from vagans a hair under5" good luck
 

Immortal_sin

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thanks guys...that's what I was thinking.
I'll be looking for a male for her soon then!
 

galeogirl

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Holley,

Now if I see any B. vagans at the show tomorrow, I'll be checking them over for spurs! :) With any luck, Alex from Seattle will be there, you might be able to get a male from him since he does so much volume.

Hopefully I'll see you there.
 

skinheaddave

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Probably overkill at this point but yes, she is most likely mature.

Cheers,
Dave
 

Immortal_sin

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SHD...thanks!
Galeogirl...good idea, I'll look there as well! See ya tomorrow!
 

Alonso99

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Cool

I wish I could make it to the show. Hope you have fun Holley!
 

Vayu Son

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hmm, will females lay sacs even if they are not mature? kinda like a 14 yr old having kids...

-V
 

skinheaddave

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Nope. You see, a 14 year old can be sexualy mature, even though she's not mature, mature. It would be like a 7 year-old having babies. Not biologicaly possible.

Cheers,
Dave
 

veronyka

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I have two b. vagans, and I recently found out that one of them is a male :D So I will be looking for a female for him in a few years, since the female I do have is his sister. Right now, tho, they are just 1.5 inches so he is far from ready to be bred.
 

skinheaddave

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Veronyka,

The life-span of your little guy is only a couple years. Expect him to grow quite quickly and to be mature within the year -- long before your female.

Cheers,
Dave
 

veronyka

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Only a year? I thought it took a couple years for them to mature, then it would be downhill from there... hes about 4 or 5 months old now
 

skinheaddave

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Veronyka,

Well, it might vary depending on the care conditions. I have recently had several of my males go through their ultimate moults. There is definitely a size dichotomy at this point, and the females are all still well under 3". It is my understanding that they are only about a year old at this point, but I inherited the project from someone else so I don't have actual data.

Cheers,
Dave
 

veronyka

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Hmm.. Ok I will have to keep a close eye on him. Right now he's the same size as his sister, talking total legspan here. He has a smaller body and longer legs tho, and she is fuller and thicker right now. That's how I could tell he's male and she's female.
 
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