- Apr 19, 2017
A few months ago, I recieved my first tarantula as a birthday gift after researching for weeks on end about the inverts themselves as well as the hobby. I was gifted with a beautiful A. Chalcodes from an exotic pet store here in DSM. This T was sold to me as a "confirmed female" that was brought in from an owner that has had it since it was a sling. I was BEYOND happy with this adult T. It was perfect and it also spurred me into 3 more Ts within a month or so. For being so new in the hobby, I can say that I know quite a bit from endless reading and research... so obviously when "she" molted today into a leggy black spider with tibial hooks.. I knew I had a freshly matured male. A very sad day for me indeed. In conclusion, I'm here to ask how long I can expect to have my first T, that started this fire in my soul, around.. I know males expire following their ultimate molt and obviously I'm destraught about it. Any advice or information is appreciated. I'm gonna be sad to see this one go.