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Breeding Recently Moulted Female

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Fallimsa, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Fallimsa

    Fallimsa Arachnopeon

    I bought an AF C. huahini a couple of days ago and paired her with my MM last night. Everything went ok however I noticed that her fangs are still red so she is freshly moulted, will this cause any problems with the breeding process or eggs? At least I know that she won't moult before laying the eggs...

    How long should I wait before the second pairing?

    Also how long will it take for her to lay the eggs if it was successful?
  2. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnodemon Active Member

    NO, NO, NO. You don't breed freshly/recently molted T.'s :banghead:, give them a month until they are hardened and adjusted to the new exoskeleton, then feed them up to prepare for mating then you can pair them. Well.... since you already paired a recently molted T., just leave her be until she hardens up and then feed her as much as you can to try and make her drop a sac. I'm surprised you didn't check up on her before pairing to see if she was healthy and that stuff. :rolleyes:
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  3. Fallimsa

    Fallimsa Arachnopeon

    I know you should let the T harden up before breeding but I didn't realise she was fresh moulted she looked plump and a normal brown colour so I thought it would be alright, it wasn't until the male lifted her up that I saw the red fangs... I was also in a rush because I have had the MM since halfway through last year I think so I didn't want him to pass away

    So if I let her harden up and feed her a lot it should be ok? Should I pair them again once she has hardened and fattened up?
  4. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnodemon Active Member

    One pairing is good enough because it's not worth the risk on trying to get the male eaten. But yes, I would leave her to harden up and then feed her up once she's hardened up and ready to eat.
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