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Egg sac??

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by NeyNey, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. NeyNey

    NeyNey Arachnopeon

    I’m pretty sure my 3 year old Aviculara versicolor has a an egg sac which seems impossible since I’ve had it since it was a tiny sling. It has never had contact with another T either. About 3 weeks ago, it suddenly closed its web up and it figured it was molting but then I saw what appears to be a ball of web. It’s clinging onto this ball of web for dear life. It won’t eat, won’t come out of the web and will hold this thing all day. I’ve had dozens of T’s for decades and have never seen anything like it. I can’t find any decent info so I decided to come here for some answers. Should I be expecting babies soon or is some kind of pseudo sac???

    Here’s the best pic I can get since it’s sealed itself into a web cave! The other pic is from when it was a itty bitty sling..I got it in August 2015.

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  2. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    If it has never bred it will be a fake egg sac, it will have eggs just nothing fertilized.
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  3. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    They can make dud sacs, i've had it happen. It's a bit sad because they invest so many resources for nothing. At one point she will abandon the sac, but if you can get to it you can remove the sac earlier so the spider will start eating again, if she isn't doing so right now.
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  4. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

    If you leave it with her she'll most likely eat the sack to recycle the resources, it'll go back to acting normal after that. Well, if you didn't know you had a female before, there's no doubt about it now
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  5. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking

    Its a dud.

    But atleast you know you are keeping her in the right consitions :)
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  6. NeyNey

    NeyNey Arachnopeon

    That’s what I thought. I couldn’t find any good info about it online. She ate ferociously for a few weeks before making it. Her abdomen was huge! That’s why I figured she was about to molt! Thanks guys!

    So I’m at a crossroads. She still has the egg sac and is refusing to eat. She’s getting very skinny and I’m afraid she’ll starve. About how long should it be before I should be worried and take it away from her? It’s been at least a month, up to 6 weeks since she made it.
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  7. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking

    It’s infertile. Remove it and feed her up
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  8. NeyNey

    NeyNey Arachnopeon

    Ok! As long as it’s not going to mess her up!
  9. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    She's going to be pissed off about it...but if you give her a nice big fat dubia or cricket she'll probably forgive you :)
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  10. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    ts with sacs dont eat..sometimes even for weeks after....your concerns about starving are completely unwarranted.
  11. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Which would make it a good idea to take out a dud sack, or so it seems?
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  12. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

    Just leave it with the female, they eventually figure out its a dud and then end up eating it...if she abandons the sac then of course remove it.