Breeding question Male T Blondi.

Pennywise

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I have an 8-9" male T Blondi. He molted about 5 months ago but I just couldn't part with him to send him off for breeding. He still seems chipper enough and eats 2 large crickets every 2 days plus he spends a lot of time trying to climb out of his aquarium. He has kicked off a lot of hairs on each side of his abdomen but other than that looks normal.
Is it still possible he may be a candidate for sending out for breeding? He is a CB spider.:confused:
 

P. Novak

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Oh yeah, if he only matured 5 months ago, he should still be very viable for a breeding loan. Just set up an add in the classifieds section and hopefully someone has a female that can put him to use. Good luck.

Edit: After reading your post again, is he mature or not?
 

Pennywise

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Yep he is Penultimate male, boxing gloves, hooks and all. Thanks Novak!;)
 

P. Novak

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Yep he is Penultimate male, boxing gloves, hooks and all. Thanks Novak!;)
Oh yup, well then like I said earlier he should still be able to mate and produce. No problem and good luck!
 

Lucara

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Thats what I heard...They didnt get the bloxing gloves or the hooks...:?
 

P. Novak

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Thats what I heard...They didnt get the bloxing gloves or the hooks...:?
Ok well Im not sure about the hooks, but every mature male has to have the "boxing gloves" thats what they use to actual insert the sperm.
 

Pennywise

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The 3rd joint of the front legs appear thickened so it looks like there is a transformation that happens with the final molt. This is just on the 2 frontmost legs.The "boxing gloves" are really obvious and being brown truly look like gloves.

My camera battery needs charging I will post later
 
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sick4x4

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I didn't think T. blondi's had tibial spurs or hooks.
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you are correct they dont!!!!

talk to ryan he has a gorgeous 10" male he is going to be breeding..he posted pics as well.......
 

BLS Blondi

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Theraphosa blondi mature males do NOT have tibial hooks EVER. If you have a giant male that appears to be a T. blondi with hokks, then you have a T. apophysis.
 
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