How much longer....???????

Beth-Tex

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........can I expect my mature Chaco male to live? Can anyone give me an estimate?

Chaco (his name - I know - not very original *G*) molted into maturity on 2-14-2005......almost 2 years ago. (in 10 days)

He still is eating very well. I do not feed him heavily because I don't want him to get too fat & then attempt a post-ultimate molt like my rosie did & then the rosie died in its molt.

Chaco is moving well & looks very nourished & I alternate between crickets & superworms & he still aggressively goes after the food when I feed him.:D

Was just wondering if anyone could give me a heads up as to how long he could still be with me. :)

Thanks,
Beth
 

cheetah13mo

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It sounds like he's pushing the evelope now but based on how he's acting, he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Very resilient.
 

PinkLady

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He sounds like he's doing very well. Just keep up what you're doing.
 

Beth-Tex

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Thank you for your replies. I am quite amazed myself that this big boy is still doing so well. He is my longest lived male so far. I am just praying that he does not attempt a molt. That is the one thing that worries me most.

Beth
 

Talkenlate04

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Wow two years..... nice thats pretty good. Even if he died tomorrow I would say he lived out a happy life. Did he get a chance to mate?
 

Beth-Tex

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He did have one mating but my female then molted. :( So no little ones from him & now, I am not in a position to handle hundreds of little tykes. He does seem to be quite content (I guess) because after that mating attempt he settled down & stopped the constant pacing. He has been (still is) a joy to have since I got him as a 2"er on 10-22-2002 from Phil Redwine.

Chaco was my first "mail order T" ..........I have had (off & on) tarantulas for over 25 years & always got them in person from breeders & stores. So he is a bit special......first mail order bride.{D

Beth
 
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