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So I guess this makes it a male?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by John Bokma, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. John Bokma

    John Bokma Arachnobaron Old Timer


    epiandrous fusillae (spinnerets only males have [1]) at work :rolleyes:

    So I guess I will see a molt very soon. [edit: my bad, I wasn't aware this was an adult male, making a sperm web :wall: ]

    Has the patch he is making a special name? (groin protector? {D )

    [1] http://www.birdspiders.com/faq_sex.html
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2005
  2. OldHag

    OldHag ArachnoHag Old Timer

    Looks like a mature male and his sperm web :D Congrats
  3. BugToxin

    BugToxin Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I'm not sure if you are joking or not, but in case you are not the answer is no. Males in captivity rarely live more than six months to a year after becoming sexually mature. Time to find your boy a honey!!! :D
  4. Jason Vaughn

    Jason Vaughn Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Hes Not Molting Hes Makeing A Sperm Web

    I Have A G, Rosa That Is Doing The Same :d
  5. BLS Blondi

    BLS Blondi Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Find him a female

    Now that you know it is a male...the clock is ticking. Find him a female because he probably will not sustain himself properly until he finds a mate. Good Luck
  6. John Bokma

    John Bokma Arachnobaron Old Timer

    No, not joking, I am quite new to T's, and I didn't knew it was a male. From the looks of it, and based on the info in this thread: http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?t=51200

    it's a recently molted B. vagans (from the looks), and this is probably his first sperm web.

    I have a lot of catch up reading to do, just a few days ago I read Rick C. West's article on sexing :). The T is a bit ahead of me, I thought it was a young one.

    Also, as you can read in the other thread, I got this one from a friend who has them in his garden. Also he has a boxer that seems to kill them now and then.

    Finding a female is going to be hard. I could consider bringing the spider back, but then it might get killed :-(.

    What's the expected life span of a B. vagans adult male?

    edit: more pics: http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2005/09/07/brachypelma-sperm-web.html
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2005
  7. As i told in previouse thread it is the maturity of this male B. vagans make his "fuzziness"....

    As for the expecting males life span - see here: http://tarantulas.tropica.ru/english/index2.php?link=reproduction.html Click the "Longevity and maturation"...

    Hope this answers Your question, John!

    Remember: males (mature) are mostly found in nature due to they're "changed" lifstyle...
    Mine B. vagans lives now for 1,5 months.
  8. OldHag

    OldHag ArachnoHag Old Timer

    Those have to be, hands down, the BEST pictures of spermwebs Ive ever seen!! DANG you even got the sperm! I keep looking at those in awe and amazement! WOW great job!
  9. John Bokma

    John Bokma Arachnobaron Old Timer

    My pics? If so, can you please post that comment on my site as well :}
  10. Bigboy

    Bigboy Arachnoprince Old Timer

    That about sums up my feelings exactly.
  11. John Bokma

    John Bokma Arachnobaron Old Timer

    If you too mean my pics, I made a gazillion (well, I made more then just those). I will see which are ok, and put them somewhere.