Can you see hooks on a 5 inch leg span B.smithi

Mark weller

Arachnopeon
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Was just wondering.??... My b.smithi has a leg span of 5 inches, if it was a male.??.. Would tibial hooks be visible at this size if it was a male.??.. Or would I still have to wait for him /her to mature fully to find this out.??... Kind regards
Mark.
 

TownesVanZandt

Arachnoprince
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Males don´t develop tibial hooks until their final moult when they mature. The size of mature males varies somewhat so it´s impossible to say if it´s a mature male from the size of the tarantula.
 
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