- Jul 20, 2002
My Female Rose hair just had her Ultimate Instar on Thanksgiving.Yay.Any Suitors? =D =D =D
So how do you know then, when a female is mature. Ultimate means last, does it not? I am always told telling when a female is mature enough to breed is almost impossible.Originally posted by Exodus
They do indeed my dear buddy.An "Ultimate instar" is when a Tarantula becomes sexually mature,so It can no matter the Sex,It still happens.
No offense, but that's kind of a cop out. I am wondering what makes you know your rose hair is in it's 'Ultimate molt' and you seem really sure, so why can't you tell me how?Originally posted by Exodus
Ask Other people about that one
And I keep thinking that I'm going to lose him any day now, but he hangs on. I'm going to keep putting him with Viva until the inevitable end.Originally posted by Botar
I have one, but it's already out on a breeding loan.
After reaching maturity, subsequent moults and their corresponding instars are called first, second, third, and so on, 'post ultimate moult' or 'instar'. Ordinarily, male tarantulas never reach a postultimate moult or instar. However, female tarantulas commonly experience several to dozens of postultimate moults.