How small are lividums supposed to get???

Cirith Ungol

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Just found out why one of them has been hidden for so long. It has gloves and is just about 4-5in legspan with a tiny body.

Normal? :?
 

Vys

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Mature male, I presume.

As for an answer to the original question, no idea, no big fan of Haplos :)
 

JMoran1097

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4-5 inches seems about mature size for a female. i think the largest H.Lividum i've heard to date was like 6"


i could be wrong though.
 

Rain_Flower

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Yeah, I have an H. lividum and she is around 4in but her abdomen isn't huge or anything and she's a perfectly healthy girl. It's also normal for the males abdomens to be a bit smaller than females.
 

Cirith Ungol

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Well ok, I was not very clear - I am just surprised about the carpace size when I talk about the "body". Here I am looking at my parahybanas and blondi and every growing other T's and the lividums end up all tiny!! ;)

A little surprised is all. I guess I made their cages a little large.
 

JMoran1097

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Haplo's generally have small abdomens. If it's a female and she's pregnant, that might be like the only exception.
 

Varden

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Not really. Even the gravid females only look like medium-well fed Ts. They don't get very huge. At least not compared to Pamps or Brachys.
 

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Haplo's generally have small abdomens. If it's a female and she's pregnant, that might be like the only exception.
Not really. Even the gravid females only look like medium-well fed Ts. They don't get very huge. At least not compared to Pamps or Brachys.
I think its more along the lines of them being able to maintain a healthy weight easier, probably due to a higher metabolism. Most people overfeed their spiders. Its not natural for them to have huge, golf ball shaped abdomens. It makes them more prone to injury, especially in the wild.
 

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Just found out why one of them has been hidden for so long. It has gloves and is just about 4-5in legspan with a tiny body.

Normal? :?
at least now you should be able to see him lol
Lots of males mature out wiht long legs and smaller bodies relative to leg span
 

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By the way, a MM H lividum loses it's blue color. When they "hook out" they turn a greenish brown. I've never seen this but i hear it's true...
 

harrypei

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must be a MM...

I have an adult female now that's around 6''. she shed about a month ago, and right after she hardens it's the time you wonder how can their market price be so low...
 
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