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IM GONNA BE A SPIDER DAD!!! FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Wolfspidurguy, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

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    i was showing my friend my spiders and i decided to get my Dysdera crocata out of her hide for him to see. i pull out a sac and think nothing of it because they make sacs they chill in during the day. i open up the sac and she plops out... ALONG WITH A FEW EGGS!!! this was about two days ago and i made an incubator last night with 7 eggs in it (it only produced about 13 or so and i lost a few in its enclosure. i put the opened egg sac in a sealed container over the 2 days and the incubator is sealed with a coffee filter over the air hole to allow air in. i know my method of incubation works because i also used it with a Parasteatoda tepidariorum sac so im just really exited now. ill post pics when they hatch
     
  2. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    You can leave them in there as I have heard they do not cannibalise and the mother cares for her young extensively
     
  3. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    uummmmmm the mother cares for there young... i dont know if i can put them back in her enclosure... i opened the sac to incubate the eggs... do they NEED the mother
     
  4. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    okay after doing a little research they stay in the sac with there mother for a while so im hopeing that means when they hatch theyll just chill for a while and then dispurse. i dont know if the mother brings food back to the sac or something but if it does ill just but some bits of crickets in there enclosure a little while after they hatch
     
  5. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I think spiderlings would be fine without the mother as long as they have access to food and water.
     
  6. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    Heeeeeeeey so last night I accadentaly tipped over the incubator and pretty much submerged 90% of the eggs in water I was already haveing a rough night last night so I just put the eggs back in her enclosure and am hoping for the best
     
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  7. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    i just regathered the eggs out of her enclosure and decided to go for a second try with another incubator
     
  8. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    I didn't actually know you needed an incubator as for all of my,many sacs I just remove and wait
     
  9. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    well most true spiders from my knowledge need to open the sac for there babies and the incubator just ensures a safe "hatch"
     
  10. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    Only a few hunting spider families need such support namely lycosidae,pisuriadae,gnaphodae and a few others I have never needed to open a sac before
     
  11. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    maybe its just widows im thinking of but it works and if it aint broke dont fix it
     
  12. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    Fair enough it just seems like a lot of effort
     
  13. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    i regret to inform you guys that the eggs have actually started to shrivel up and i then had a realization that never came across my mind... i bought it online so there was no way the eggs were fertilized im sorry to get your guys hopes up and thanks for being so helpful anyway
     
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  14. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    You bought s d.crocata online?
    I whish they were available over here
     
  15. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    you mean Dysdera crocata? and if thats what you meant yes i got it from bugsincyberspace.com i was so blinded by excitement that i didn't think about the fact its most likely never mated
     
  16. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    I don't know what happened on that post sorry
     
  17. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    yeah ive just been really eager to start a breeding project and the female Hogna C. i plan to find a male for is growing SOOOOOO slowly so i got kinda too exited
     
  18. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

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    I would love to have a breeding colony of d.crocata they are pretty much my favourite spiders
     
  19. Wolfspidurguy

    Wolfspidurguy Arachnobaron Active Member

    i just love there fangs
     
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  20. Veles

    Veles Arachnobaron

    Its really hard finding them depending on the time of the year tho.
    Their color intrigues me even more than the fangs.