When does a sling become a juvenile? When does a juvenile become a sub-adult?

Paul Larke

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Just wondered if there was any observable criteria do distinguish one stage from the next. Purely for curiosity...
 

Trenor

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No, I've seen lots keepers all give different definitions for each. I pay attention more to DLS than relaying on sling, juvies, etc.

slings are usually less than 2 inches
juvies are bigger than that but not yet close to breeding size
sub adults should be at breeding size in the next molt or two
adults are MM or females at breeding size or greater.
 
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Ungoliant

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slings are usually less than 2 inches
juvies are bigger than that but not yet close to breeding size
I also consider the coloring, especially for dwarf species. (By looking at size alone, many dwarf tarantulas would be slings for most of their lives.)

Juvenile = starting to get its adult coloring
 

D Sherlod

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I agree with @Trenor

Or juvenile is when they start talking back
Subadult is when they constantly steal your car
Adult they buy their on car
Mature they move out for good. :smug:
 
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