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"Manual" Tarantula Breeding

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Conart, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Conart

    Conart Arachnopeon

    So, i just saw a video on facebook. It shows a grammostola pulchra breeding, but the weird thing is the OP is holding the female(like a pinch grab) and he stated that the female is a "male eater" so he did what he had to do.
    Just want to ask if anybody else had tried this?
    Or is this a "new" discovered thing?
    And also I want to hear your opinions about this.
  2. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Have you got a link to the video?

    I've never heard of anyone doing this in over 2 and a half years of keeping and I know plenty of breeders on FB.
  3. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking Active Member

    Yeah I saw that one too, seems to have worked out pretty well.
  4. JoeRossi

    JoeRossi Arachnohumbled Old Timer

  5. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Well... that's an interesting concept. Please post a link to the video!
  6. LittleGiRLy

    LittleGiRLy Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Interesting, i wonder is this really works, and what their results were...
  7. Saw the video and I admire the guts of the guy who did it even if G. pulchripes are mostly docile species.
  8. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnolord Active Member

    I've heard of the concept before, but I've never seen it in action. Wonder how well that'd go down if someone tried doing that with old worlds. :hilarious:
  9. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    This sounds like a lot of work... I'd rather just let the male do it's thing. My question is how do they feel each other drumming? I would think if you pick up a female and introduce a male without the mating drumming you're likely to invoke the feeding response out of one of them. The mating drumming is a important delicate balance of communication. I call BS on this...
  10. Conart

    Conart Arachnopeon

  11. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnodemon Active Member

    This idea is not worth it IMO, while G. pulchra maybe not bad for a pinch grab since they are a docile species. The idea is still way too dangerous, I can't imagine this being done with an OW or a Pokie. The video was interesting though, but I can't see this becoming a normal thing in the hobby.
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  12. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnolord Active Member

    I like how you say that as if the two are different :hilarious::troll:

    But yes, I agree. Maybe for calm and hard to pair species like G. pulchra, but I can't see it becoming common place at all. That and I'd just feel bad forcing an unreceptive female to mate. Rather just let them do their own thing and supervise/ intervene if necessary.
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  13. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist Arachnosupporter

    Okay, but doesn't eating the male in most cases provide good nutrition for the female to lay a successfully fertile sac? And even MM pulchras can't be more than like 100 dollars or so, right? I don't understand the need to do this.
  14. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    Never heard of this concept, interesting to say the least!
  15. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking Active Member

    It does, but thats one very expensive meal...especially if the male didn't have a chance to make the insertion beforehand.
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  16. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnolord

    ESPECIALLY if you're trying to breed him with more than one female.
  17. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    While i am definitely no expert, in my limited experience, G. pulchra are quite easy to pair. Getting a sac is the tough part from what i have read. (i'll find out eventually with my girl. :) )
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  18. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Why not go a step further? Once the males made his sperm web, cut off his palps and insert into the pinch grabbed females furrow. Surely can't be that hard.

    Ive seen this quite a few times. No idea how it turns out.
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  19. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnolord Active Member

    That might be what i'm thinking of, it's hard getting them to drop a sac and not that they're hard to pair themselves.
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