B. smithi - is this normal behaviour?

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6 years 11 months ago #10065 by Doug
Hi,

I bought a B. smithi on the 19th Augusts 2010. The seller told me that it hadn't eaten and hadn't shed since the beginning of the year...

So, I have had it for not even two months and it has shed TWICE ????

It shed today again for the second time since I got it.

It was 5.5cm legspan when I got it, it then shed and was at 7cm legspan, it is now at 9cm.

This is a first time for me having a T grow so fas at this size...and everyone has said B. smithi grow slowly...I am not so sure anymore.

Has this happened to any of you???

here are some pics of the new suit - colour starting to really come out now :)
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6 years 11 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #10066 by Doug

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6 years 11 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #10067 by Doug

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6 years 11 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #10068 by Doug

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6 years 11 months ago #10075 by johan
Howzit well i love my Baracs and have a lot of them. But no never all Barac species are sloooooooow growing Ts dont know but i recon you have a male there can be wrong but dont think so. recon for that look at abdomen to lean. Ive that is the case dont worry there is a lot of females around ive got 4

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6 years 11 months ago #10078 by Schalk du Plessis
My B boehmei is also quite a fast grower:
24 May - 4.5cm (Arrived)
9 June - 5.5cm
15 July - 7cm
20 Sep - 8cm

Oh, definitely a male. so might be why he grows so fast.
2 of my 3 Brachypelma albopilosums also grew very fast. They both seem to be male:
24 May - 3.5cm
26 June - 4.5cm
19 July - 5.5cm
18 Aug - 7cm
4 Oct - 8cm

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