- Aug 18, 2004
Can someone explain why Tarantulas go up so much in price as they get bigger? I have been thinking about this for awhile, but it's not clearly apparent to me. Thanks.
Well...the longer one has kept a particular specimen, the more food and time have been spent on it. Also, if you have a rare species, it becomes twice as rare every time it molts (or at least the price tells us so )Xanzo said:
Ever raised one of these things from a sling? When you have 200 2nd instar slings they take up a small plastic shoebox full of vials and you send them out the door to your customer for a sling's cost. As they get bigger it takes more and more room to contain them and the time, particularly for many species, is nuts. Raise them same 200 slings to a mid-sized sub adult and you've now filled an entire wall shelving unit with containers and spent anywhere from 2 to 10 years of time.Xanzo said: