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How do you tell if a male is loaded?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Snipes, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Snipes

    Snipes Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I have a male G. rosea that has mated with quite a few females with his previous keeper and he has mated with both my females. I am unsure of how to tell if he has made a sperm web though. I see webbing on the substrate but none on the side, which i thought went with sperm webs. Nor is he extremely active and roaming around. But he sure loves to do his job when he meets a female. I have been trying each week to mate. Is there any "look" to their bulbs when they have loaded up?
  2. There is not a look persay, But most of the time with me at least I could see some reminants of the webbing on the side of the tank, only once have I seen a T make a mat and load just from a normal mat of webbing, that I am assuming is not common. So just wait between matings like you are and keep on pairing and hoping for the best!
  3. kitty_b

    kitty_b Arachnoprince

    sometimes you can tell by if the "vein" on the palp looks swollen. easy to spot on a t. blondi, but i'm not sure about rosea. i had trouble with the avics (too fuzzy).