What's the longest lifespan by a male...post ultimate moult?

pinkfoot

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I've just read of a male spider that is still alive, two years and four months after his ultimate moult!

What's the longest one of your males has lived, after the final moult?

Might be interesting to add to a species sheet..? ;)
 

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We had a G. rosea male that was still around 3 years after his ultimate moult. He died because he moulted again and his pedipalps got stuck in the old skin. I also know that 138 has a very old male A. avic, I think he said it is about 1 1/2 years past ultimate moult.
 

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One of the mods (Windchaser IIRC) has a male rosie that's been around for 5 years past his ultimate moult.
 

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a brizilean black lived for 4 years after its ultimete molt! but i did not own the tarantula, my friend did, and ye were wondering when it was going to pop its clogs, but didnt for aaages! lol {D
 

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I know of a G. rosea male that passed away 5 years after his ultimate molt.

Steph
 

Joanie

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My brother has a male G. rosea that matured about 4 1/2 years ago and is just now starting to fade. He was reportedly still eating enthusiastically up to a couple weeks ago. (the spider, I mean, my brother continues to eat enthusiastically.)
 

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Parahybana, ultimate moult arround september 2005. Not going strong, but going.
 

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Well, that certainly dispels a few myths...! :clap:

Please add to this as you read it... ;)
 

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I have a G. rosea male that was already mature when I received it 5 years ago this July. He was WC, so no clue how long he had already been mature. He still eats and makes sperm webs.

Eric
 

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T. blondi. Over two years past ultimate molt. Molted again. Died later. He lasted about 2 years and 8 months after the mature molt.
 

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I had a G. rosea survive a post ultimate molt and live for about 5 years from his maturing date. Theres pics of him some where on this site.

later, Tom
 

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Def. not the record, but my B. Smithi made it 22 months past his ultimate molt. He ate and behaved normally up until the week he passed. I also have a G. Rosea going strong at 20 months.
 

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I have a P. irminia who is 1 year and 9 months past his maturing molt. I've got a P. nigricolor who is 2 years and 1 month past his maturing. And my OBT male lasted 2 years and 7 months past his maturing before finally biting the big one.
 

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Dispels what myths? The Ts you're reading about right now are the exception to the rule.
Sorry - I thought it was obvious??? :?

The myths that you hear as a new keeper, that on reaching the maturation moult, your male T quote will definitely be dead soon! unquote

'Soon' is left hanging, but clearly intimates a very short future for your male. ALWAYS!

This is a myth.

They clearly do not always die 'soon' as we've seen in this thread.

The myth is dispelled.

As you noted, these are exceptional cases, but there are enough of them to prove there can no longer be an absolute answer to the question of longevity in a post-ultimately moulted Theraphosid male. ;)
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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Hi...

It is not myth, it is a rule...
And the cases told about are just the exceptions that prove the rule...
That's it.
Of all mmales I have for last 17 years I remeber only 2 or 3 live above the 1 year after maturation, but most others - less than 1 year.
And it is another rule, that terrestrial males from arid regions like Brachy's. Aphono's and Grammie's live much longer than Arboreals, but we still have some exception in arboreals, but not so often as in terrestrials...
 

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I have a question to add to the original.
All these males that have lived for a while after their ultimate molt, did they get a chance to breed?
If not, maybe thats why they lasted so long?
I was just curious.
 

pinkfoot

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Hi...

It is not myth, it is a rule...
And the cases told about are just the exceptions that prove the rule...
That's it.
Of all mmales I have for last 17 years I remeber only 2 or 3 live above the 1 year after maturation, but most others - less than 1 year.
And it is another rule, that terrestrial males from arid regions like Brachy's. Aphono's and Grammie's live much longer than Arboreals, but we still have some exception in arboreals, but not so often as in terrestrials...
Hey Mikhail!

I appreciate your learned input as you well know, but I was referring to the belief that that male is basically at death's door once he hooks out - that's all. We all know that they normally die 'soon', but have now learned that this is not always as 'soon' as we first believed. {D

Paul
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@fartkowski - excellent point, and I'm certain this will play a factor. Let's see...
 

M.F.Bagaturov

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Hi Paul!

I see... ;)

Fartkowski, I strongly believe that does mating were happens or not it is not affect those rezults.
 

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my MM A. avic never mated. doesn't make sperm webs anymore. no webs for that matter. rarely climbs the branches in his enclosure. but he's still eating. :}
 
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