Pterinochilus Lifespan?

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Arachnobaron
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Hey everyone!

I was just curious what the general lifespan of a healthy female Pterinochilus sp. usually is? I currently own a 2 inch (probably female, but not sure) sling murinus, and have preordered a lugardi and chordatus to my collection.
So I was just curious what ages everyones specimens have seen.

Thanks alot.
 

P. Novak

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Alright this is a rought guess, but they definately don't live as long as Grammostola spp., Brachypelma spp., or Aphonopelma spp. So I would say around 10 years, give or take a few of course.

I'm sure someone with more experience on this genus can come and give a hand.
 

cacoseraph

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i've had a male go from a tiny sling to mature and die of old age in under a year.

dunno about female lifespan. it might be relatively short, like 7-10 years since the males live so lightening fast, relatively
 

Alice

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a friend's females died around 7 years, seemingly of old age. he bred them a lot, though, i don' know if that shortens the lifespan.
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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Hello All!

As far as I'm aware the average lifspan of Pterinochilus spp is about 7-8 years...
The oldest female of P. murinus TCF dies due to marasmus at about 7 years +- few months. the female was never bred and was the single specimen these days in Russia.
 

P. Novak

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One more thing to point out, it also varies on the individual. Some can live longer than others even with proper care.
 

galeogirl

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My oldest female P. murinus to date lived to be just over seven years.
 

phil jones

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i wonder if their defense / aggressive / behaviour shortens their life ? as they are not know for being laid-back LOL %%% phil
 

dangerprone69

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i wonder if their defense / aggressive / behaviour shortens their life ? as they are not know for being laid-back LOL %%% phil
Yes I don't think anyone will ever make the mistake of accusing the OBT of being a calm species!
 
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