Guys what means L2 in Aphonopelma chalcodes L2

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I am looking to buy this t and seller wrote it and I don't know what it means
They probably wrote I2 (capital letter i), which means the sling is second instar. An instar is a completed molt cycle, so I2 (or sometimes 2I or 2i) means the sling has completed its second molt cycle and is currently on it's third.
 

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Means 2nd instar

They probably wrote I2 (capital letter i), which means the sling is second instar. An instar is a completed molt cycle, so I2 (or sometimes 2I or 2i) means the sling has completed its second molt cycle and is currently on it's third.
Some sellers actually use L2 but ultimately means the same
 

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They probably wrote I2 (capital letter i), which means the sling is second instar.
OP is from Poland so it's L2 which is 3rd instar iirc (I believe they count the instars from which the tarantula can feed on its own).

Thanks man but can I know how many cm this t is gonna be? pls
Probably not more than 1cm, your best bet will be to message the seller and ask them to give you a rough measurement though because L2 only indicates how many times it's moulted, not how big it is (an L2 A. chalcodes isn't the same size as an L2 G. iheringi).
 

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Thanks man but I can I know how much cm is this coz I wanna buy proper size enclouser and I don't

Thanks man but can I know how many cm this t is gonna be? pls
OP is from Poland so it's L2 which is 3rd instar iirc (I believe they count the instars from which the tarantula can feed on its own).



Probably not more than 1cm, your best bet will be to message the seller and ask them to give you a rough measurement though because L2 only indicates how many times it's moulted, not how big it is (an L2 A. chalcodes isn't the same size as an L2 G. iheringi).
Thank you man
Btw this is on another topic but could you advise me what kind of heat lamp would be good, or if heat lamp is bad idea, what to use to rise temperature in enclouser coz in poland sometimes weather is like 10C more or less, and it's too low to run furnace and I don't know what to use in these situasions
 

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L1 - larvae stage 1
L2 - larvae stage 2 = N1 / 3rd instar / FH1
 

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It means it’s going be smaller than you’re probably expecting and take a long time to grow up being an Aphonopelma 😉
 

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Thank you man
Btw this is on another topic but could you advise me what kind of heat lamp would be good, or if heat lamp is bad idea, what to use to rise temperature in enclouser coz in poland sometimes weather is like 10C more or less, and it's too low to run furnace and I don't know what to use in these situasions
Heat mats are a safer option, the thread below goes over how to use them safely.

 

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OP is from Poland so it's L2 which is 3rd instar iirc (I believe they count the instars from which the tarantula can feed on its own).



Probably not more than 1cm, your best bet will be to message the seller and ask them to give you a rough measurement though because L2 only indicates how many times it's moulted, not how big it is (an L2 A. chalcodes isn't the same size as an L2 G. iheringi).
I think you are right on that re feeding
 
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