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G rosea....fake molt or what

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by notadamnclue, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. notadamnclue

    notadamnclue Arachnopeon

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    MY male Grosea turned on his back and was spinning something like a cocoon.and was in this position for about 2 hours ..{i was thinking he was going to molt} .when i came back to check on him he was upright again do nothing like he always does ...what does this mean
     
  2. mmfh

    mmfh Arachnoknight

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    My first guess would be sperm web
     
  3. Brad1980

    Brad1980 Arachnosquire

    He is gonna turn into a butterfly.... lol! (JK)
    Do you have any pictures? Is he a mature male?
     
  4. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    Sounds like this. I haven't heard of a molting T spinning a web. In fact, I don't think they can.

    Look for tibial hooks and "boxing gloves".
     
  5. I'm sure it's a sperm web.
     
  6. notadamnclue

    notadamnclue Arachnopeon

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    its a male and mature......( im guessing he is at least 5 years old) .the last few days he has tore up his home ......burrowing everywhere....even closed off his hide....climbing the walls alot .....but anyways thanks people...but if its a sperm web..do they get on there back to do that
     
  7. mtyrrell

    mtyrrell Arachnopeon

    yes they get on there backs
     
  8. HoboAustin

    HoboAustin Arachnosquire

    They lay a sperm web and crawl under it to collect the sperm for mating. My MM A.hentzi is always doing this...
     
  9. Brad1980

    Brad1980 Arachnosquire

    Yes.
    I am sure if you use the search on this form you will find pictures of this.
     
  10. notadamnclue

    notadamnclue Arachnopeon

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  11. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking

    find him a girlfriend soon... how long has he been doing this
     
  12. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    He wants to make sweet love to some tarantulas spermathecae.

    Like everyone else said, if you perform a basic search you will find information on a sperm web.

    Here, try this http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tarantula+sperm+webs although you will probably find better information on this site, it's a good starter.