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Cyriopagopus lividus odd Behavior.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by xVSxCobra, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. xVSxCobra

    xVSxCobra Arachnopeon

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    So I’ve had my cobalt blue for about two months now and it still hasn’t made a burrow yet. I know some tarantulas can take a few months to settle in so I made it one that is had used from time to time. But it still seems stressed to me. It stays huddled in the corner of the enclosure throughout the day or huddles inside the burrow which it usually covers partially whenever it goes in. Also throughout the night it is always roaming its enclosure like it’s looking for a way out. It is in a enclosure I made which is 12’x12’ with about 8-9 inches of substrate. I believe it’s a male but can’t confirm this as it has not molted with me yet. I can see what I believe are palpal bulbs bulbs but there a definitely no tibial hooks on him.
     
  2. It does sound like a mature male. Post a picture, of the tarantula and the palpal bulbs if you can. If it has palpal bulbs it's definately a mature male, some species don't have tibial hooks or they are too small/difficult to see.
     
  3. xVSxCobra

    xVSxCobra Arachnopeon

    here are a few pics I have of him. The ones where he is in a glass enclosure are from before I got him but they are the clearest ones I have of him at the moment because it’s hard to get a good pic through plastic.
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  4. Yup, that's a mature male.
     
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  5. Spaceman

    Spaceman Arachnosquire Active Member

    Does this species not have tibial hooks?
     
  6. jrh3

    jrh3 ArachnoTitan Arachnosupporter

    Sometimes they are hard to see. You can see emboli easier. Also this species show sexual dimorphism when the males mature out they lose the blue color.
     
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  7. Yeah the C. lividus males lose their blue coloration upon maturity.
     
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  8. xVSxCobra

    xVSxCobra Arachnopeon

    Cool thanks for confirming it. It makes a lot of sense now I was actually told he was a sub adult. How long do you think I’ll have him for? When I got him he was eating but he has refused to eat since November?
     
  9. If I were you, I’d try to send him off to someone with a female to breed. That way he’ll fulfill his life’s purpose and hopefully get you some slings!
     
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  10. xVSxCobra

    xVSxCobra Arachnopeon

    How would I go about on sending him for a breeding loan? I honestly would only want one or two slings back they can keep the rest honestly. I’d love to raise one of these guys
     
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  11. I honestly wouldn’t know. I’ve never had a mature male T before. Hopefully someone else can chime in for ya :)
     
  12. As far as I know they do have hooks, they're just small and hard to see through the hairs.

    You can post him for sale in the classifieds here on Arachnoboards. You can also contact the sellers/breeders in your area to see if they are interested or know someone who is. Also check Facebook if you have it, there are probably some tarantula groups you can join and connect with other local hobbyists.
     
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