M GBB...age of maturity?

newspidermom

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I'm getting a M GBB. Up until last week it was unconfirmed wether he was M or F. Then the day he was to be shipped...he molted! Shipping has to be delayed, but seller was able to confirm its a male. Seller said he got it as a
1" sling toward the end of 2010. He's now a good 4". My question is...at what age will he probably mature? Or does it go more by size than actual age? The reason I'm asking is cause I'd like him to mate and complete his purpose in life...lol. Just needing to get an idea so I know when I should start seeking a girlfriend...lol.
 

Hobo

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Mine was about 4.75" when he was penultimate, and he molted about 6 months later. I wasn't feeding him quite a lot too.

It is my understanding that it goes by size, as age doesn't matter too much with tarantulas, since their growth depends on temperature and how much you feed 'em.
 
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