spiderling growth rate question

motorteipidpa

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if a spiderling,from one molt to the next,gets alot bigger after the new molt then its past length,almost double its original size,and it does this for quite a few molts,is this tarantula most likely to become a male?im not really talking about how fast the tarantula grows,but how big it gets between molts.i know that males mature alot quicker then females,but i mean just the size between molts,even if its like a molt every year.will this tarantula that grows quite a bit between molts most likely become a male?
thanks
Tom
 

Vayu Son

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Growth rates and molt-rates really depend on what Genus/species it is. Even then, sexing a T by that method is nothing more than a guess-with-a-hunch. Diet, feeding, metabolism etc are also factors that come in to play.


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