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Breeding ??

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by avd88, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. avd88

    avd88 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Probably this will sound like a dumb question, but I have never owned any kind of spider or Tarantula, but Isnt it difficult to breed spiders, I mean they have like 100 or more babies, How do you take care of all of them, and do all of them survive (most of them)?
  2. Wade

    Wade Arachnoking Old Timer

    Some species have less than 100, some have more than 1000!

    Tarantulas are easy to rear, each spiderling can be housed in a small container with a little dirt. Feeding hundreds of babies is time consuming, but not impossible.

    Other spiders that have very small spiderlings are tricker and often are simply kept together and allowed to cannibalize one annother until they've reached a decent size and a manageable number.