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Curly Haired Laid Eggs Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Braydonl, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Braydonl

    Braydonl Arachnopeon

    So my curky haired tarantula hasnt been moving out of her hide so i opened up her cave and she was noticably smaller. I poked around her to get her to move and when she did there was a huge egg sac underneith her. are they fertile ? How do i go about seperating them and will she eat them if the are not removed immediatly
  2. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince

    If you haven't mated her with a male then it most likely not fertile eggs. Unless you bought her mature and she was mated before being sent. She'll prob eat the sack after a while.
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  3. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    Tarantulas do not reproduce asexually. Ever. As Trenor said, unless you bought her gravid (very, very unlikely), then it's just a ghost sac. She'll eat it or dispose of it eventually.

    Also, how long did you leave her before you opened up her hide? B. albopilosum ("Curly hair") is a very sedentary spider. They can go days without moving a leg. I literally would have left a hide undisturbed for over a month (depending on the size of the spider) before rummaging around in there.
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  4. eldondominicano

    eldondominicano Arachnobaron

    Well for now the worst thing to do is bother the tarantula with an egg sac if you want any viable eggs! Secondly, keep it somewhere with little traffic. Some tarantulas have been known to lay "phantom" egg sacs, but I've never experienced it. The only option seems to be that she is a wild caught adult? It is possible you can get a viable egg sac from her with babies. Make sure there is no water dish in the enclosure in case of any movement of the egg sac heading in to that direction. And make sure there is moisture in the substrate to maintain some humidity. I would dampen the corner of the enclosure farthest away from her. Any questions PM me! I have much experience with breeding, wild caught and my own personal projects.
  5. Austin S.

    Austin S. Arachnoprince Old Timer

    There is a very good chance your is viable. Do not mess with her, nor it, ok?
    I've recently seen multiple posts and threads, just like yours, and in regards to Brachypelma albopilosum .
    More than likely, yours is WC, and from the recent Nicaraguan import. A lot of those adult females that came on it, were gravid. A lot of them have dropped sacs in the hobby already.

    Leave it with the mother until day 25 or 30. Pull it, and open it, carefully. Then put it into the incubator. Be prepared for 1k+ babies though.
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  6. Yanose

    Yanose Arachnobaron Old Timer

    +1 to Austin S. be careful and be ready if viable for many eggs.
  7. Lander9021

    Lander9021 Arachnosquire

    If your not ready for lots of little ts then it looks like ull have to do my favourite saying from the British army ...Improvise, adapt, and overcome your situation.

    Good look and have fun and please post a pic of the little darlings :)
  8. Haksilence

    Haksilence Bad At Titles Arachnosupporter

    Important piece of info that was left out. When did you buy the specimen? How long have you had it?
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  9. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    Any update on this situation? They have never posted again.
  10. grimmjowls

    grimmjowls Arachnoknight

    The egg sac was probably viable, had thousands of little babies, and he wasn't ready so they overran him and ate him out of house and home... Sad day. :yawn:
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  11. BorisTheSpider

    BorisTheSpider Overly Complicated

    Weird . Joined 4-11 and posted one question and never returned . Probably watched a few videos on egg sacs and incubators and said no way . I imagine the T was sold or given away and the sack was trashed .
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  12. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    I hope all survived ...
  13. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I agree, what kind of person posts a thread then never returns back to the thread.....hmmmm:troll::troll::troll::troll::troll::troll:
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  14. BorisTheSpider

    BorisTheSpider Overly Complicated

    Someone who buys an animal on a impulse , like the tourists that you run into at animal expos , and then realizes that their cuddly fluffy new little pet is going to require care and attention . People need to just do what @Poec54 says again and again . . . . do your research before you buy a T and understand the responsibilities and issues that will arise with owning them . At least read the bite reports . :joyful:
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  15. Draketeeth

    Draketeeth Arachnoknight

    Ya'all jump to assumptions fast. What if OP went afk because of family issues? That sac could be safely incubating, but there's been no follow-up because real life happened.
  16. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnonomicon Staff Member

    No scientific name? Check. Poking the spider when they thought something was wrong? Check. All caps thread title? Check.

    Nope, I'm with Boris and CB on this one. Impulse buy.
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  17. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    The last time they were on the forum was the day they posted this. I was curious if there was an update. Plus, I was asking for a bit of selfish reasons, actually. I noticed that they were in Canada and was kinda hoping that they might have B. albo Nicaragua slings that they might be needing someone to take some off their hands. It was a bit of wishful thinking on my part.
    Not all altruistic, I'm afraid.
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  18. BorisTheSpider

    BorisTheSpider Overly Complicated

    AFK for ten minutes is no biggie . AFK for forty one days ? It's time to send out a search party .
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  19. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    It could been taken from.nature pregnant
  20. No one can find what happened to the creator of this thread , missing . I’ve not tried breeding in years the b Vagans died got stuck it molt after its egg sack failed .
    Op been missing for 40 days people said .