New Sun Tiger Owner How long will my tarantula live male or female?

SunTiger

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Hi I am new to this sight and I really want to know how long i can expect my Sun Tiger Tarantula to live if its a male or if its a female. ?
 

AgentD006las

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2-4 years for a male. 10-12 years for a female. Of course if you feed them more and keep the temps up they will mature faster and ultimately die sooner. Sac production may also effect the life span of a female.
 

Hobo

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Depends on the size of your spider, how warm/cold you keep it, and how often you feed it. Generally speaking, males have shorter lifespans than females, as they live about a year or so after their maturing molt.

I have three. Two males and a female, all of which I got as 2nd instar in April 2009. The males are about 3.5", as I feed them every two or three weeks. They are a molt behind my female. She is 4.5, and I feed her every week.
 

AgentD006las

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I have a female thats 5" i got her back in jan 2010 at 2I. I have a couple 3" females that were 2i in sept 2010. Just goes to show how much it can vary depending on the conditions! :p
 
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