How do you know when a sub-adult female becomes an adult an can be mated.

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I have a curly hair T(T albopilosom) that is a female, I would like to breed. But I dont know how to tell if she is ready for that. I have not found very good information on the subject. Please give advise. Sorry if this post was already been done by someone else.
 

The Grym Reaper

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The term "subadult" is generally reserved for males that are approaching adult size but have not yet had their maturing moult.

Females generally mature at around 2/3 - 3/4 of max size but you should wait for a moult and check the exuvia to see if the spermathecae are sclerotised to confirm.
 

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you can tell is a female is mature by looking at a molt and examining its spermatheca.....when mature, they will be sclerotized (darkened).
 

Lurtz

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I usually just go with color. Adults have a very distinctive pattern depending on the species
 
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