How to tell when a P.regalis has matured

Mendi

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I've got a sub-adult P.regalis and a P.fasciata both sexed as males. I know that they don't get the hooks on their 1st set of legs when they mature. I was wondering if the palps with be that telling when they mature or if there are any other small changes that will be noticed. I'm pretty sure the P.regalis is getting close to his maturing molt just from his size, leg span close to 7", any ideas on what to look for are greatly appreciated
 

skinheaddave

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On our male P.regalis, the spurs are well hidden, but the bulbs are very obvious.

Cheers,
Dave
 

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@Mendi

If you look you will see the palps are somewhat swollen. IMO they don't look quite as swollen as on say a p. murinus or a. seemanni., but you can see that they don't look normal. My regalis just molted out mature the other day :( He's a bit over 6 inches so I would say the ultimate molt for your male is probably coming real soon.

@Dave

The hooks are well hidden because members of this genus don't have them. :)

Scott
 

skinheaddave

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Originally posted by mrderanged
The hooks are well hidden because members of this genus don't have them. :)
That would certainly go a long way towards explaining why we haven't seen any on ours.

Cheers,
Dave
 
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