male maturity after moult?

monitormonster

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I know this is probably a stupid question, but after a male T moults and gets its tibial spurs and "boxing gloves", does that mean that it was its ultimate moult?

I am asking cuz we have a N. Chromatus that has the spurs and bulbous pedipalps, but he doesnt look nearly full grown....
 

SavageDigital

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I know this is probably a stupid question, but after a male T moults and gets its tibial spurs and "boxing gloves", does that mean that it was its ultimate moult?
Yes...that final molt pretty much tips the hourglass. I had a Ceratogyrus brachycephalus molt out at 2", and was pretty much in denial about why he look so weird afterwards :)
 

Talkenlate04

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You are 100% correct, now he begins searching for love, ignoring food, and well turning a big corner in his life cycle. Best find him a lover!

The size of a male even in the same species can vary somewhat. I have had some of my male smithis be around 5" and sometimes I have the freak 6"+ mature male. There is no set size for a mature male, tons of conditions go into determining size.



On a side note mature males even if not used for breedings are great pets. The just wont last to much longer.....2+ years on the long side, but more often then not 6-12 months. If mated somewhat less of a chance on making it that long only because they run the chance at become lunch for some big mean female.
 

ShadowBlade

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Yes, that is their final molt (probably). It is mature, and ready to roll. After he hardens, find him a girlfriend.:)

Yeah, males can surprise you with their small size sometimes.

-Sean
 

monitormonster

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Kind of disappointing....from what I have read, the adults can get 8"....this skinny butt is about 4.5" or so.....

From the collection we bought 2 weeks ago, it seems like most of em are mature males! Yaaaarg
 
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