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did some pairing last night

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by catfishrod69, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Angel Minkov

    Angel Minkov Arachnolord

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    Great job! Keep them coming :)
     
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  2. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Idiothele mira

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  3. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Did he become lunch?
     
  4. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Nope everything went super gentle. He was still tapping on her as she was trying to find a lid to her happy place. Thats when i made him quit, and helped her find a tunnel. :)
    This species is very gentle when pairing.
     
  5. Blue Jaye

    Blue Jaye Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Good job little guy , awesome thank you for posting a pic !
     
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  6. great stuff bro. See youve been busy. Glad youre still doing your thing, and contributing some awesome and healthy looking additions to the hobby. Keep up the good work
     
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  7. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli hit 1st instar

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  8. louise f

    louise f Arachnoangel

    Nice ones. Congratz.
     
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  9. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli slings hit 2nd instar. Turns out these squirts have a extra instar, so they are not ready yet.

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  10. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Stromatopelma calceatum female #3 sac

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    Heteroscodra maculata female #1

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    Hapalopus sp. Colombia Large

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  11. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Ceratogyrus darlingi sac

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  12. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli hit 3rd instar 76 of these little squirts

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    Poecilotheria rufilata sac pulled. 119 good ewls, 0 bad eggs

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  13. Angel Minkov

    Angel Minkov Arachnolord

    Man, I'm so jealous of those Pokie sacs. You should hit me up with some advice on the tigrina/rufi breeding if you can ;) I can't wait to breed my pokies.
     
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  14. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Thanks very much! I would pm you, but ask your questions here, maybe itll help out someone else along the way. Breeding any tarantula species involves the exact same steps when i do it. So ask your questions, and you shall receive any help i can give :).
     
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  15. Angel Minkov

    Angel Minkov Arachnolord

    For now I'm gathering as much info as I can but I can't seem to make up my mind - should I or should I not cool Poecilotheria species annually. Do you?
     
  16. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Do you mean cool them after pairing, or cool them in the winter time?
     
  17. Angel Minkov

    Angel Minkov Arachnolord

    Both. Especially for the P. rufilata.
     
  18. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Well i try to keep my tarantula room at roughly 80 F. But in the winter it will get down to around 68 F, and in the summer spike up to around 94 F. In the winter cooling is inevitable. So i dont really cool them myself. But as far as cooling after breeding i dont do that. I just pair them up, let them sit for a month or so and then flood them a few times. These females i waited until the started webbing themselves shut before i started flooding.
     
  19. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Poecilotheria rufilata hit 1st instar

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    Ceratogyrus marshalli female #2
    (If you look closely at the males carapace, you can see where this female had already got a fang into him before. And her other fang went in near his leg.)

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    Hapalopus sp. Colombia Large sac (Its there :))

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  20. LythSalicaria

    LythSalicaria Arachnosquire

    Sheesh, I know a lot of folks here aren't down with naming T's, but you should name that male Lucky. :p

    How did you manage to get him away from the female before she finished the job?
     
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