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P. murinus BCF mating .. not a happy ending.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by KezyGLA, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Can't help thinking if it was the same for humans:
    A) there wouldn't be 7 billion +
    B) more men would bite the pillow
     
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  2. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    At around the 1:30 point in the pairing the male did look to get a good insertion, I really hope so, just goes to show how quickly events can have a turn for the worst. A shame but it's all part of the process I'm afraid!
     
  3. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    the size difference with baboon species makes it almost impossible for the male to fight back, sad but true, thanks for sharing @KezyGLA it's appreciated by all I'm sure.
     
  4. Blue Jaye

    Blue Jaye Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Looked like a great pairing to me. While it wasn't a happy ending for the male. It will provide needed nourishment for the female. Thanks for sharing! Hope you get a nice sac :) oh loved the music and where can I get it please.
     
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  5. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    I think you're good man. Looked like he got more than a few good insertions. Good luck on getting a sack.
     
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  6. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    If you think that was a size difference, check this out:
     
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  7. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    All I can say is "whoa" - is this typical of the Augacephalus genus in general or just this sp. He was only the length of her tarsus - tiny little fella - did he get the job done, do you know?
     
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  8. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    That's just not right..... though in the wild with him being so small it's likely safer/easier to dodge predators. Still though..
     
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  9. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    HOLY HECK. All I could think of was that cult film "Attack of the 50 ft. Woman".
     
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  10. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    That's not even close to the size difference between the male and female golden orb weaver.

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    That typed it is actually close in terms of mass.
     
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  11. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    @mconnachan
    I know it is typical but not exclusive for Augacephalus genus. P.muticus has a similar difference. Not sure if he got it done, haven't checked the comments.

    @Trenor
    The thought actually crossed my mind that maybe he is safer when this small. There's no way the female would perceive him as a threat when he's this small. So unless she's hungry, his size may protect him a little. Just a thought though, no theory or anything. I think he's a hero though, getting those tiny palps all the way up in that big lumbering female!
     
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  12. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    yeah I've seen the male v's female, he's like a speck of dust in comparison, but hey he still gets the job done.....what a trooper.
     
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  13. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    Just a quick update.

    She dropped a small sac after this pairing which hatched recently. Slings about to turn to 2i -
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    I am not too upset that it is small as was expected due to her being a young female. Plus the good news is I caught her under torchlight. She will be dropping a second clutch soon by the looks of it :)
     
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  14. sarahloveshantzel

    sarahloveshantzel Arachnopeon Active Member

    I must say....that was quite intense. And he sure did have some stamina........wish my man did
     
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  15. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Glad you at least got something out of it.

    @sarahloveshantzel nothing sad about that. Better to die right after breeding than withering away.
     
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  16. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

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    All but one moulted to 2i
     
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  17. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Want. How soon can you get to Ontario?
     
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  18. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    More going stateside soon. Export after Hamm in December.
     
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  19. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    But not canadaside..:(
     
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  20. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    That's cool. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.
     
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