T loan gone bad?

andrews1

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I loaned a mature male g. pulchripes to a freind of mine.(breeding laon) He matured about 6 months ago. The pulchripes was eatting 3 big cickets once a week.(in one stitting). The two spiders succesfully mated twice. He feeds all his Ts roaches. The male i loaned him is refuseing to eat the roaches, and is becoming weak. Im i wrong for insisting that he try crickets?
 

Ictinike

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MM males tend to not enough as much or very infrequent so it may not be the roach to cricket idea your thinking.

Other than that if it's a friend and he considers your concern he should do it for you if you ask.
 

Redneck

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My best advice... If you want your MM to last longer.. Stop feeding him so much...

My A. avic matured 3 months ago.. I have fed him 3 medium crickets since.. I keep his water dish full.. I check that every other day.. He still has a bunch of energy.. Of course he is still a young MM... But to keep that energy.. You want to keep him hydrated & thin... This is of course my opinion.. Others my feel different about it..
 

BlackCat

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My P. regalis matured in September, 2009 and my P. irminia matured in December, 2009. Can't believe it has been almost a year for the P. regalis, he even still drums occasionally. Both of them only eat once per month (if they will even take the food).

-side note: 5"+ female P. regalis, too small for breeding?-
 

mcluskyisms

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side note: 5"+ female P. regalis, too small for breeding?-
That all depends on who you ask... As long as the spermathecae on her previous moult is sclerotized then she will be mature enough to produce a sac.
 

robc

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My P. regalis matured in September, 2009 and my P. irminia matured in December, 2009. Can't believe it has been almost a year for the P. regalis, he even still drums occasionally. Both of them only eat once per month (if they will even take the food).

-side note: 5"+ female P. regalis, too small for breeding?-
I got a sac from my 5.25" female.
 

andrews1

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Tanks Ictinike, Sorta felt like the guy didnt wanna at least try it. THat was my biggest gripe. With that being said i know they stop eatting but figured it would be worth a try only a staple food.
 

fleshman

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My best advice... If you want your MM to last longer.. Stop feeding him so much...

I agree. I keep my house cool (60-65 F most of the time sometimes close to 70 if it's hot outside) and I hardly ever feed my tarantulas - not sure how often, because it's rather random, but I don't ever keep live crickets, I just buy them once a blue moon and feed all of what I buy. I have a had a MM G. rosea live for over two years before finally dying of old age (could have been older, he was MM when I got him from a petshop and I had him for a little over 2 yrs). I currently have a MM G. pulchripes looking pretty good still and he has been mature for just over a year now, been mated once. I also currently have a MM G. rosea, and alas I have no lady for him, and do not intend on spending the money on shipping him anywhere from AK to get bred =( - not sure how old he is, maybe 5-6 months. The only MM I have had not live a super long life would by my B. albopilosum who died recently at just about exactly one year from maturing and he died trying to molt... at least he got a chance to live up to his lifes purpose :D
 

joshuai

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My best advice... If you want your MM to last longer.. Stop feeding him so much...

I agree. I keep my house cool (60-65 F most of the time sometimes close to 70 if it's hot outside) and I hardly ever feed my tarantulas - not sure how often, because it's rather random, but I don't ever keep live crickets, I just buy them once a blue moon and feed all of what I buy. I have a had a MM G. rosea live for over two years before finally dying of old age (could have been older, he was MM when I got him from a petshop and I had him for a little over 2 yrs). I currently have a MM G. pulchripes looking pretty good still and he has been mature for just over a year now, been mated once. I also currently have a MM G. rosea, and alas I have no lady for him, and do not intend on spending the money on shipping him anywhere from AK to get bred =( - not sure how old he is, maybe 5-6 months. The only MM I have had not live a super long life would by my B. albopilosum who died recently at just about exactly one year from maturing and he died trying to molt... at least he got a chance to live up to his lifes purpose :D
Ill take the rosea mine is ready to breed and i live on the kenai!
 
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