>>Although I have a book about tarantuals, it doesn't seem to say much about this
>>sort of thing. Does anyone know, or think they know, what might be wrong?
> Well Other Questions, (May lead to an answer)
> 1) How OFTEN do they molt. (Related to Growth rate? I'd assume so)
Not really. They are only supposed to molt about once a year.
> 2) How LONG do they live? An older one may take longer to molt.
In captivity they can live quite a long time. I think upwards of seven or
eight years with proper care.
> 3) DO they Hibernate? It is getting "winterry" out, so perhaps the
> weather is to blame.
They will go into a semi-hibernation if they're immediate surroundings are too
cold, but the original poster said the environment was kept at 72 degrees,
which is about ideal.
> Hmm. I'll have to ask on rec.Pets...
> DOn't seem like a Big Spider would make an Idea Pet tho..
> (Neat Pet.. Not too Ideal. )
Tarantulas make great pets. They are easy to care for, and cheap to keep
around. I feed mine crickets, which cost me $1.00 a dozen, and it will only
eat 3-4 per week, so it is costing me $1.00 a month to feed it. They are also
quiet, docile, and (believe it or not), very soft to the touch. In addition,
they are much more interesting than a dog or cat.
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