Size of adults:
Females (6.instar): 6 cm+/-
Females (7.instar): 7 cm +/-
Females can attain maturity (able to produce offsprings) at 6.instar or 7.instar
Hottentotta hottentotta are parthenogenetic.
It simply refers that a mature specimen of this specie is able to impregnate itself without having the need to mate.
Hottentotta hottentotta which are circulating in the hobby are generally females.
The occurrence of Hottentotta hottentotta males are very rare in the hobby and possibly only in the wild.
1.instar >> 2.instar: 04 days
2.instar >> 3.instar: 23 days
3.instar >> 4.instar: 26 days
4.instar >> 5.instar: 27 days
5.instar >> 6.instar: 35 days
6.instar >> 7.instar: 40 days
Duration to achieve reproductive maturity:
Female (6.instar): 115 days / 3 months 25 days
Female (7.instar): 155 days / 5 months 5 days
Brooding dates for adults:
- First brood: less then 90 days after attaining maturity
- Subsequent broods: between 60 to 90 days
- Total broods obtained from a single adult specimen: 3 to 4