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Latrodectus breeding questions

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by NYAN, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Didn't know if you where talking too me or not :).
     
  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Both of you.
     
  3. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Thought so :)... Do you have pictures of the parents ?
     
  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    The males are no longer with us, but I have photos of the females and a blurry one of her pairing with a male I think. Let’s discuss this in a privately convo so we don’t derail the thread.
     
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  5. Esherman81

    Esherman81 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Sure Will Pm you ..:)
     
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  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Okay. I separated the egg sac and attached it to a twig inside of a smaller deli cup. The sac got shaken around a little bit and I reattached it in a different position than how she had it. This won’t cause any issues, right?
     
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  7. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    No. They will be fine ;-)
     
  8. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Looks pretty ripe.
     
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  9. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    This is when i open the cocoon, they will all come run out if you do now..
     
  10. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Really? What’ll happen if I don’t or it happens to be too early?
     
  11. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    if you dont they can get out themselves. But the mother in the wild helps also.. Your not to early ;-)
     
  12. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    I have now +/- 10 cocoons in total open, today also one. You can open the cocoon if you like, the white on the bottom of the cocoon are molts.. Now they com run out, and molt again after a few days/weeks, then they start eating..
     
  13. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    I pull a hole in the sac with these pins..

    cocon openmaken 1.jpg
     
  14. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Okay, I’ll try!
     
  15. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    495D3BBE-4CCE-4255-BECB-A01E118116CA.jpeg WOW, they are adorable! I’m going to separate them. I don’t have flies lol. I probably need to open the sac more.


    Okay, I have 16 separated and so far no more have come out, but there’s still dark color in the sac. I’ll get some flies today, but they won’t eat for a few days you say? I hope separating them this early is fine. I know in the wild, they hang around for a bit.
     
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  16. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    They'll be ok for a couple days without food. You can keep them together and feed them larger prey items as well. I had a variolus sac a couple years ago that hatched earlier than expected and I didn't have enough containers at the time, so I kept them together and fed them an adult little Kenyan roach every couple days and didn't have any cannibalism issues.
     
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  17. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    The first few weeks you can leave them together, its easier to feed, they take bigger preys together. Peaces of criket, mealworm etc etc works also fine. Just throw the prey in the web, and they eat from it.
     
  18. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Okay! I separated 16, but there’s like 50 more which I’ll keep together.
     
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