The opportunity to watch and record leg regeneration in this individual has been really enjoyable. It was obtained in a batch of six siblings on January 11, 2013 and voluntarily automized one of its front legs on January 21, 2013. You can access detail and images from each event by clicking the appropriate date.
Its size increase since that time has been significant as evidenced by the size of its cephalothorax relative to the penny in each image.
Unlike my previous five females, but like its five siblings, this tarantula is a hair kicker. At the time of its molt on August 28, 2013 this individual was definitively determined to be male. In the end, four of the six individuals are male and two are female. I’m pretty pleased with the result.