Three years and still going strong

Joy

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As of today, my B. albopilosum male Cyrano is three years past his ultimate (maturing) molt and two past his post-ultimate molt.
He attributes his longevity to clean living and a diet heavy in pinkie mice ;)

Joy
 
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atavuss

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<singing> happy birthday to youuuuuuu........happy birthday to youuuuuuuu!
:D
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conipto

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That's great, Joy. Maybe you'll be really lucky and get a post-post-ultimate molt :)

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Originally posted by Joy
As of today, my B. albopilosum male Cyrano is three years past his ultimate (maturing) molt and two past his post-ultimate molt.
He attributes his longevity to clean living and a diet heavy in pinkie mice ;)

Joy
When was his last sperm web?
 

arachnopunks

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That is a great pic!!! We have yet to have one post-ultimate male. Pinky-mice, eh?? ;)
 

Cowshark

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That pic is too cute! Is he really posing with that or is it Photoshop magic?
 

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mmmdonuts,

No sperms-webs past post-ultimate molt since males at that age inevitably lose the pedipalps, which we know to be the heart of their sexual activity.

congrats joy ;)

-V
 

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Joy

Your guy's famous. I've heard stories about him.
Bless his little tarantula heart. He's the man!
...and he likes chocolate cake.
john
 

rknralf

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Joy,
Thats great!
I hope to have the same luck with my A. geniculata male 'Erik'.
I'm definately going to keep him well fed, and may give the pinkie mice a try.
Thanks for sharing!
Ralph
 

Immortal_sin

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Awesome Joy!!!
what a guy :)
I am wondering if this is some sort of record?!
 

Gail

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That's fantastic - and I love his name :D Happy Birthday!

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phoenixxavierre

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Originally posted by Joy
As of today, my B. albopilosum male Cyrano is three years past his ultimate (maturing) molt and two past his post-ultimate molt.
He attributes his longevity to clean living and a diet heavy in pinkie mice ;)

Joy
That's awesome, Joy!

Happy Birthday Cyrano!!! (kazoos, confetti and a cricket pinata)

Paul
 

Joy

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Re: ><

Originally posted by Vayu Son
mmmdonuts,

No sperms-webs past post-ultimate molt since males at that age inevitably lose the pedipalps, which we know to be the heart of their sexual activity.

congrats joy ;)

-V
Actually, he did manage to come through with one palp, but the embolus is very mangled. He made sperm webs quite often for the first year after his molt, and would invariably get his embolus tangled up in them. I would as invariably have to trim him loose with nail scissors (we have a very intimate relationship, obviously!). But I haven't seen any webs out of him in the past year, so I believe perhaps he's past all that--unless he really DOES manage a post-post ultimate molt. If I'm not mistaken, Martin has (or had) a Poke that did that and currently holds the male longevity record of about 3 1/2 years.

I might add that even those post-ult males without any palps at all still make sperm webs (see attached pic). It's what you might call unwarranted optimism under the circumstances ;)

Oh, yes, and Cyrano really is posing with the cake in the picture--no Photoshop necessary!

Joy
 
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