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8leggedfreak

Arachnosquire
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Hey, can anyone identify my T ? My sister in law gave him to me cause her son didn't want him anymore. They didn't know what kind it was. I've had him since november. He hasn't molted in the time that I've had him. If he's an adult will he molt again?:? sorry the picture isn't the greatest.
 

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Arachnodemon
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I'd say it's a G. rosea as well. If it is a mature male (I don't see anything in the pic that would indicate this though), then odds would be against it molting again, but it has happened. Large G. roseas sometimes go years between molts.
 
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luther

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Very much a lovely looking G.rosea. My guess is female (it's chunky).

This species is know for not eating or molting for several months at a time. It's probably related to the cold winters and seasonal lack of food in the desert. Give it a few months and it will pop back into activity.

Offer it a cricket every couple of weeks, removing them after a couple of days to reduce stress on the T.

Nice looking enclosure. Make sure that rock cave is stable. You don't want her burrowing under it and it falling on her. A cork bark shelter of preferable.
 

Exodus

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Its a Rosehair, a.k.a. Grammostola Rosea, Hope I helped.
 

SpiderTwin

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I'm sure by now you already know what kind of tarantula you have, just wanted to say welcome to the site.

Nice set up, looks like she is good and healthy.
 
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