Advertisement A. avicularia Successful Any special care or preliminary notes for the lovers- no. How they were paired - i let the male load his palps for a week, after which i placed him with the female on 2-1-03. then again on 2-5-03, and once more on 2-14-03. Any observations on the hookup - the initial mating was interesting, after being introduced to the female the male began drumming, with the female responding with a few loud taps. she then ran at the male, and basically threw herself at him, even raising herself into the mating position for him. a few good inserts that time, and one or two on the subsequent matings. . Any special post mating care - No. Time to sac - 50 days Care of the sac - eggsac taken on day 35, sliced open to reveal healthy post embryos. Time to emerge/hatch - molted into first instar at day 51 The final details - 81 post embryos were healthy when sac was opened. 14 of these never molted first instar. 5 more died shortly after molting first instar. this left 62 healthy spiderlings.