Nhandu Chromatus. Mature already?

Chelsiukas

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Hey, would be grateful if someone could clarify this thing that I'm not so sure about. I've a male Nhandu Chromatus. I've had him for about a year. I got him as a 5th molt sling. Could it be possible that he's already matured? I can see that he definitely has the hooks after his last molt. And he kinda tryed to make a sperm web yesterday. Also, his palps are swollen... These are true signs of a matured male tarantula, aren't they? I'm just amazed by the speed. If so, he must have matured in just 1.5 years. Thanks and sorry for a dumb thread. :worship:
 

Hobo

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Yup, definitely a mature male.
EDIT: That is, if he indeed now has tibial hooks and bulbs at the end of his palps. You can't really tell from the pic you posted here.
 
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WARPIG

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Yeah, I had a male mature in under a year. I believe that it was temp and feeding which led to the hastening of the MM.

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Chelsiukas

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Oh, wow.. Ok, thanks guys for replying so fast. That's really new for me. Need to find a mate for him soon!
 
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