How many means adult?

knifeguy

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Just curious if anyone knows how many molts does it take for a l parahybana to become adult and the same goes for a versi.
If anyone has some imput it be great.
Thanks!
 

knifeguy

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Seems nobody knows the exact number of molts then how about time?
I'm interested in the period it takes them from birth to reaching max size.
 

Bill S

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Time to maturity can vary depending on how much you feed the animal, how warm you keep them, etc. There is less certainty about moulting - whether there's a fixed number of moults to maturity or if it might vary with growth rates and health conditions.
 

jbm150

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It doesn't fully answer your question but here's the molt schedule for LP, my...Lp:

LP (7/23/09 .25”)
8/10/09 (.5”)
8/29/09 (.75”)
9/27/09 (1.25”)
10/30/09 (2”)
12/27/09 (2.5”)
3/15/10 (3.5” ♀)
5/18/10 (4.5”)

Her last molt was months ago, even now, she still doesn't look to be in premolt. She eats like a garbage truck but isn't interested in molting for whatever reason.

I don't feed her heavily, bout a cricket every few days or so.

Hope that helps a bit
 

Wachusaynoob

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It doesn't fully answer your question but here's the molt schedule for LP, my...Lp:

LP (7/23/09 .25”)
8/10/09 (.5”)
8/29/09 (.75”)
9/27/09 (1.25”)
10/30/09 (2”)
12/27/09 (2.5”)
3/15/10 (3.5” ♀)
5/18/10 (4.5”)

Her last molt was months ago, even now, she still doesn't look to be in premolt. She eats like a garbage truck but isn't interested in molting for whatever reason.

I don't feed her heavily, bout a cricket every few days or so.

Hope that helps a bit

Guaranteed that if you doubled her feeding regimen she would start to grow faster. With every molt I give my T's an added meal.
 

jbm150

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Guaranteed that if you doubled her feeding regimen she would start to grow faster. With every molt I give my T's an added meal.
Yeah, probably. I'm in no rush though, I'd rather her keep a relatively slow metabolism. Perhaps it'll enhance her life span and maybe she'll reach a greater size over that period of time....who knows
 

knifeguy

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Pffff... Mine has like 7 molts up to now so i guess i still have a long time to wait...
She is on a powerfeeding regime and i give her 1 mature orientalis roach(or cinerea depending on what i feel like seeing her kill)/day since her last molt.
She is about 4 and a bit inches legspan.

Oh, forgot, does her feeding count to her size after moulting? I mean if before the molt she's a fat cow will she grow bigger than she would grow if she would be less fat before the moult?
 

Falk

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I think its about 10 molts before they can reproduce. I will check it out with someone with more knowledge than me and come back to the thread later.

Cheers
 
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