Which grows faster?

JacenBeers

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Does Theraphosa blondi grow faster or does Lasiodora parahybana grow faster? I dont mean who reaches the biggest size first but just in general, which will most most often and gain the most size in each molt?
 

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In my limited experience, the T. blondis seem to grow faster. My L. parahybanas aren't growing nearly as quickly as I'd imagined.
 

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That is what I was told by anotehr guy I know who raises both. But through my experience my T blondi rarely molted and my L parahybana is a weed.
 

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My T. blondi is just starting to slow down in its molting now that it's reached about 3 inches. Last year it seemed like it molted every 6 weeks or so.

My L. parahybanas are tiny and, even when they molt, don't gain a whole lot in growth. I'm anxious to see if changing their diets over to mostly beefheart will impact their growth.
 

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Originally posted by JacenBeers
That is what I was told by anotehr guy I know who raises both. But through my experience my T blondi rarely molted and my L parahybana is a weed.
The parahybanas I have molt more frequently...but only put on a little bit of size

My blondi baby more than doubled in size in one single molt!

Both species have yet to refuse a meal... they eating me out of house and home!! (now I know hoe my father felt lol)
 

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Originally posted by JacenBeers
Does Theraphosa blondi grow faster or does Lasiodora parahybana grow faster? I dont mean who reaches the biggest size first but just in general, which will most most often and gain the most size in each molt?
I will say L.parahybana, T.blondi seems to slow down, like galeogirl said!

James
 

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I have raised several of both from spiderling to maturity. My wife and I also keep detailed records of molts, growth rates etc. My experience has been the same as Chris. L. parahybana seems to molt a little more frequently than T. blondi but T. blondis grow quite a bit more with each molt. My blondis generally have gotten larger faster than my parahybanas.
 
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I'd vote for T. blondi as faster overall, too. Male parahybanas mature fairly quickly IME, but the females are pretty slow-growing once they hit about 5" or so.

Joy
 
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