P. Metalica question

Trey

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Im thinking about getting one in a few weeks and I was just wondering how you care for them and at what age they start showing those beautiful colors?
 

Scolopendra55

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Care is the same as regalis. They will get almost full adult coloration at the 3" mark and show a nice bit of blue a while before they reach that mark (my 2" is showing great color already) :D
 

Trey

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Man, I can't wait. I want to make a killer tank for it and make it a display spider. I don't want to jump the gun but I "might" sell off my T's and get a few gooty's and pray for a female male combo.
 

Tunedbeat

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They are really beautiful, i still can't get enough of mines. Carin for them, is really simple. Like scolopendra mentioned, they will show their color at 2'' and adults colors at 3+''.
 

beetleman

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yeah, mines just a molt away from adult,hope female ofcourse but to me looks male,hope i'm wrong , like everyone said they are very easy to care for,aweome spider all the way:worship:
 

Trey

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Im getting so excited about it.....Do they make good display pets?
 

SavageDigital

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Im getting so excited about it.....Do they make good display pets?
The couple I've had here were a bit more skittish than other Poecs, but the display-ability was the same (good amount of web, made use of substrate materials during construction, active, etc.).
 

Mina

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Mine is a little over 3 inches and has really good color in its legs already. It doesn't hide much, and is active. It eats really well. I care for it the same as my regalis. Mist 2 times a week, make sure the water dish if full, one to two large crickets a week.
 
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