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"Manual" Tarantula Breeding

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

  1. Conart

    Conart Arachnopeon

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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