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Why wait he said it was closer to 5".I would say for A.seemanni 5", since this species averages 5.5"
If it's 4.5" right now, it wouldn't hurt to try, but I would wait for one more molt.
Oh must have missed that post.Why wait he said it was closer to 5".
I have only tried these guys once and it resulted in nadda. My female was beyond agressive toward the male. I tried over and over to pair them but she was a big meany. I passed the male on and he bred right away with the recieving parties female. That's the way it goes sometimes. :}
Oh I agree 100%, but you have to pay attention a little bit more when mating a smaller female and be more ready to defend both the male and the females lives. If someone is just starting out with breeding I don't recommend breeding with a T that small. It can be done though. Clutches are smaller but seem to be on a whole more viable and I have no idea why that is.i suspect tarantula females mature considerably sooner than seems the sort of consensus in the hobby. i wouldn't be surprised if seemani are good to go at 4".
Actaully I say that anyone, new or old in the hobby, can own any T they want. Their responsibility, their money, their loss if anything happens.i only got my cameroon red baboon a few weeks ago. i kno alot of people on here moan about beginners like me owning these types of spider, but i'm taking good care of it so not to worry.
just wondered if anyone knows how i can tell if it's male or female? it's growing pretty fast, but yeh. thanks if anyone can help me...
I have no intention of breeding her myself, I would like to watch though.Yeah I agree that females can breed at smaller sizes we are unaware of or just don't pay attention too, but it seems like this is Ottawas first time breeding so why not wait till it's a "known" breeding size. Less stress for him and the T. To be on the safe side? You know what I mean.
is LEGSPAN (leg to leg)I'm going to ask this because I've made an assumption, which has got me into trouble in the past, so I'll ask: When you say the T is 5 inches, is this toe to toe, head to toe, or head to tail? My assumption is toe to toe, but I'd like to be sure. Thanks.