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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2008, 06:50:15 PM »

  A female that size has almost assuredly mated and spawned already....there only use now is to be eaten!

Size has absolutely nothing to do with spawning.  The female's terminal, or last5, molt occurs at the change from immature to mature.  During that molt, they are fertilized, and never molt again.  They don't grow anymore, so the size is what it is.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2008, 07:19:07 PM »

Size has absolutely nothing to do with spawning.  The female's terminal, or last5, molt occurs at the change from immature to mature.  During that molt, they are fertilized, and never molt again.  They don't grow anymore, so the size is what it is.
Mr Breeze,   Is it True that a Female that doesn't mate durning the Terminal Molt may continue to Molt???
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