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CrotchGremlin

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Can anyone tell me the Signs of Pre-Molt.
the back of my rose haired tarantulas abdomen is dry & kind of bald.
my tarantula is not a hair kicker at all. Is this a Sign of Pre-Molt.
My tarantula Just matured to an Adult Male So Im thinking that this will be Its last molt.
Im pretty Sure that this is the Sign of Pre-Molt because everytime my t's abdomen has Gotten dry & bald its molted Some time after that.

Question: Is the Chaco Golden knee tarantula a Slow Grower?
Question: Can anyone Compair the bite between the Cobalt blue & the Goliath birdeater blondi, Witch Is Worse.

Also: Does anyone have any Recommendations for (Large tarantulas) for Beginners.
 

Austin S.

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Can anyone tell me the Signs of Pre-Molt.
the back of my rose haired tarantulas abdomen is dry & kind of bald.
my tarantula is not a hair kicker at all. Is this a Sign of Pre-Molt.
My tarantula Just matured to an Adult Male So Im thinking that this will be Its last molt.
Im pretty Sure that this is the Sign of Pre-Molt because everytime my t's abdomen has Gotten dry & bald its molted Some time after that.

Question: Is the Chaco Golden knee tarantula a Slow Grower?
Question: Can anyone Compair the bite between the Cobalt blue & the Goliath birdeater blondi, Witch Is Worse.

Also: Does anyone have any Recommendations for (Large tarantulas) for Beginners.
*What do you mean by a dry abdomen? If it has stiveled up some bit, then she is dehydrated. Always make sure you have a clean water dish full of water in there for her.
* For the bald abdomen, only when you see it start to darker, then it is approaching a molt. If it is still tan, shes got a little time. Haven a bald abdomen is a sign to a stressed out tarantula mostly.
*Once males mature, yes it is there last molt. Also he will only live for a short time now, be sure and fine him some pootnany. ;) (What species is it?)
Q 1- They grow about med speed.
Q 2- Ive never been biten by any of these species. If you are comparing the bite between the adult tarantulas, then I'd think the goliath would win that one. A mature female goliaths fangs get pretty large.

For the recom. thing, I'd choose a Hatian Brown tarantula, fairly docile and they can reach sizes of 7"+. Hope some of this helps!

Austin
 

ballpython2

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*What do you mean by a dry abdomen? If it has stiveled up some bit, then she is dehydrated. Always make sure you have a clean water dish full of water in there for her.
* For the bald abdomen, only when you see it start to darker, then it is approaching a molt. If it is still tan, shes got a little time. Haven a bald abdomen is a sign to a stressed out tarantula mostly.
*Once males mature, yes it is there last molt. Also he will only live for a short time now, be sure and fine him some pootnany. ;) (What species is it?)
Q 1- They grow about med speed.
Q 2- Ive never been biten by any of these species. If you are comparing the bite between the adult tarantulas, then I'd think the goliath would win that one. A mature female goliaths fangs get pretty large.

For the recom. thing, I'd choose a Hatian Brown tarantula, fairly docile and they can reach sizes of 7"+. Hope some of this helps!

Austin

I don't know what kind of Haitian Brown Tarantula (Phormictopus cancerides)
you have but these are not docile at all especially when they get to adult size at 9 inches. and they are not for beginners at all.
 

Austin S.

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Oh crap, for some weird reason I put that b/c I just purchased one.... What I was wanting to actually put was the genus Brachypelma are fairly docile. B. emilia is a good one. Haha thank you for catching that!!
 

Amanda

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Can anyone tell me the Signs of Pre-Molt.
the back of my rose haired tarantulas abdomen is dry & kind of bald.
The "dry and bald" patch on the back of your rosehair is almost certainly the mirror patch. Here's another thread about it...

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=82230

Question: Is the Chaco Golden knee tarantula a Slow Grower?
I have two from the same sac. One of them has grown incredibly quickly, and the other much more slowly. All-in-all, I'd say they are on the moderate to slow side.

Question: Can anyone Compair the bite between the Cobalt blue & the Goliath birdeater blondi, Witch Is Worse.
I'm not sure if you've checked out the Bite Report forum or not, but it may offer you some insight.

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/forumdisplay.php?f=16

Does anyone have any Recommendations for (Large tarantulas) for Beginners.
For a beginner, I'd suggest a Grammostola aureostriata (Chaco Golden Knee) or a Lasiodora parahybana.
 
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