Mature male A. avicularia

SkyeSpider

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A while back (I think two weeks ago) I got a female A. avicularia. She's doing incredibly well and seems happy with her new home. Yesterday, I found a very beautiful, healthy male, so I bought him on the spot.

Here's my question, though: How will I know when he's mature and ready for breeding? Does this species have spurs and enlarged pedipalps? I'm just wondering what visual cue to look for. I'm not certain of his age, but he appears VERY close to full grown.

-Bryan
 

MrDeranged

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Avicularia have spurs and all mature male T's have the enlarged pedipalps. It's only the spurs that some species don't have BTW.

Scott
 

SkyeSpider

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Originally posted by mrderanged
Avicularia have spurs and all mature male T's have the enlarged pedipalps. It's only the spurs that some species don't have BTW.

Scott
That's what I thought, but I still wanted to double check. He hasn't got the spurs, yet, but I'll keep an eye out on his next molt :) Thanks!

-Bryan
 
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