- Jan 19, 2014
Yeah I have had the same experiences over and over again. All my males are well fed and my room is kept at about 80, so I get fast growth...sometimes I get males that do grow very large, sometimes I get ones that just mature really fast instead, which leads to small MMs.I don't think anyone would disagree that mature males can vary in size. Its pretty well known, and I've heard some interesting theory's on maybe why that is. Anyways, although very different then Theraphosa, take a look at these to Cyriocosmus mature male brothers from the same sac. I've seen it in many genera from species across the world.
In the same room, with sibling males I have had ezendami mature as small as 1.75" and as large as 3.5"...I've had cams mature anywhere from just under 4", to 7"...versicolor mature as small as 2.75" and as big as 4.5"....marshalli mature as small as 2.5" and as large as 4"...and so on.
I know someone else who does the slow growth method, her MM's take a lot longer to mature, but she doesn't seem to ever have males mature early at small sizes.