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question about breeding

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Wormtail39, May 13, 2019.

  1. Wormtail39

    Wormtail39 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    So i have a question about breading... i am new to the hobby only have 1 t and its a b. albiceps sling, i got into the hobby through t youtubers like darkden. I see in their videos and people on here that breading is not just for breaders and petshops-- hobyists do it aswell, my question is what do you guys do with all those hundreds of slings? I assume attempt to sell them and such? are u really able to reliably get rid of em all? how big is the chance u could end up stuck with hundreds of slings.
     
  2. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Wholesale the bulk of them to one of the larger sellers and keep some for themselves, at least that's what I plan on doing if I'm successful with my first project anyway.
     
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  3. Wormtail39

    Wormtail39 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    oh fair play what are you planning on breading is it generally good money? is it a starter species u are gonna bread?
     
  4. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Caribena versicolor (supposed to be an easy starter project), and I wouldn't think so unless you're breeding lots of expensive species, it's just a quick and easy way to get rid of them.
     
  5. Wormtail39

    Wormtail39 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    fair enough well if my sling turns out to be male no point sending him off for a breading loan then haha
     
  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I just sell my mature males tbh
     
  7. Wormtail39

    Wormtail39 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    id probs make a proffit on that? i got the sling for 9 quid so a mature b. albiceps probs go for around 20?
     
  8. jrh3

    jrh3 Knights of The Arachno Table Arachnosupporter

    There would be no profit. By the time it has reached maturity, you have to factor in the cost of feeders, substrate, enclosures, time for care. There are alot of factors, but from 9 to 20 over a few years is not a profit.

    Don’t get me wrong though, you can make profit breeding, but it will depend on the species.
     
  9. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Not really about profit (once you factor in time/upkeep), it's just that I get to recoup some money and the male (hopefully) gets to dip his dong-digits.
     
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  10. Wormtail39

    Wormtail39 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    oh no obviously not a literal proffit, i meant i could sell him for more than i originally bought him for lol 4 or 5 years of growth feeding care everything for 10 quid is not a good buisiness model lol i cant see myself selling my t anyways maby lend him for a breading loan if worse comes to worst and it sexes out male
     
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  11. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    brEEding...breading is used in cooking.
     
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  12. Wormtail39

    Wormtail39 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I think you are confused bro.... im talking about applying bread crumbs to my tarantula.... what are you talking about?
     
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  13. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnosquire Active Member

    Personally I prefer panko bread crumbs for my spiders, but I know some people have had good results with Italian bread crumbs.
     
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  14. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist Arachnosupporter

    I'm glad somebody said it. I read this thread earlier in the morning and all I could think about was breading. Which isn't good for me to do bc I have Celiac Disease. Thankfully there is such a thing as Gluten-Free breadcrumbs. That's what I'm having on my porkchop tonight.
     
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  15. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    mmmm, breaded pork chops, one of my all-time favorites :)
     
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  16. velvetundergrowth

    velvetundergrowth Lobopro Arachnosupporter

    Be careful - breading spiders can often have delicious consequences...
     

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  17. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Breed the "right" species, and you could have over a thousand all for yourself.
     
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