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Meanwhile, I Was Checking on My Baby Ivories......

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by mickiem, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

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    These Ivories are between a year and a year and a half old not even full grown. The female is just over 3” and the male is less than 3”. DD2BD6E1-7510-4783-99AC-A2D26E3E6387.jpeg
     
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  2. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    I apologized to them for the interruption but it didn’t seem to bother them. E37B2F4C-5713-4A12-A404-A9D6997CFB70.jpeg
     
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  3. Millipedematt

    Millipedematt Arachnosquire

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    Lol same with my N americanus i always catch them breeding and they don't seem to mind a few pictures. Speaking of which how long dose it take before you start to see the babies?
     
  4. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    I'm not sure I will get babies from these! I'm certain they are too young. But it seems I see babies a few months after I see adults breeding. I also think the babies are either deep in the substrate the first month or just stay out of sight. When I start seeing eggs, It is usually two months before I see pedelings. But I don't dig in the substrate much, either!
     
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  5. davehuth

    davehuth Arachnosquire Active Member

    You are so disciplined in never ever digging! I'm trying to follow your example but it is BRUTAL to just stare at a box of dirt and not know what may or may not be happening o_O
     
  6. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    The trick is to get 40 boxes of dirt. :woot:
     
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  7. dragonfire1577

    dragonfire1577 Arachnobaron

    Or a box of dirt with a species that is very surface active so when all your other species are down you have at least one species to look at lol.
     
  8. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

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    My ivories also started doing this when they were still pretty small. And several times I also saw an adult male with a small female.
     
  9. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Off topic but I'm now seeing your new profile pic. I dig it a lot brother!
     
  10. dragonfire1577

    dragonfire1577 Arachnobaron

    Thanks! I know I already told you but this gigantea has chilled out a ton now that I've been working with it, it finally started allowing me to touch it's tergites now!