will immature males "tap"?

mcy

Arachnoknight
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i have what i thought to be a p regalis male one molt away from maturity tapping with leg 3 is this the love tap and if so he must be mature?
 

P. Novak

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Um I'm pretty sure they are capable of tapping, but an actually mating ritual tap, I don't know. Do you have a pic of him?
 

mcy

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well i have one mature regalis and he his color changed a lot when he matured so im pretty sure this one is still needing at least one more molt. Just kind of caught me off guard seeing him tap i was like no way he already matured :?
 

Varden

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Look for tiny, tiny bugs in the substrate before concluding that this is taping. Particularly if he's tapping with Leg 3. It sounds to me like he's trying to keep from being climbed on.
 
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