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This can't be happening to me..

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by 14pokies, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Thistles

    Thistles Arachnobroad Arachnosupporter

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    Are you sure? Try pairing anyway. It won't do any harm. I'd guess you're just mistaken.

    There are OWs with hooks, just to correct the record there, but not all. Some of my baboons have really impressive hooks.
     
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  2. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Soooo.. I just grabbed a very bright flashlight and a nice clear deli container and did some investigating.

    I figured out why my H.macs seem to not have a palpal bulb or emboli attached to the cymbium.. They are tiny and tucked up very close to the leg towards the outside of the body.

    Also on further inspection of my male I noted that he has much larger cymbium than my Nephew's more like what I have seen on H.macs in the past. He was still in his web this morning when I saw him so I think I must of been looking at his first pair of legs..

    Sorry for the confusion guys but hopefully this thread will help others that think there H.mac is a eunuch :dead:
     
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  3. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    They will be paired because I'm a blind idiot.

    As I had mentioned to greyzone I believe it was, I remeber poec54 publishing a list of O/Ws that do have tibial hooks. I thought I remeber him saying they looked more like they were just an elongated area beneath the leg not an actual hook in the traditional sence..

    Not that I doubt what your saying, I'm just saying that's what I remeber to the best of my recollection..

    Obviously that's just about as good as my vision these days.. :meh:
     
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  4. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yup your right just found them.. I needed a better flashlight a clearer deli container and a Tarantula that was in a more cooperative mood.

    I'm going to edit the thread so that people can skip past the unnecessary posts.
     
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  5. Thistles

    Thistles Arachnobroad Arachnosupporter

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    Yaaay the world needs more little H. macs! Some boys are shy with their bits, yeah? Here's a pic of a poor Harpactira dictator MM that had a bad ultimate molt. He looks like a wonky huntsman now, but you can see his big hook very clearly. There are a lot more, but this is the only pic I have on me at the moment.
     

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  6. advan

    advan oOOo Staff Member

    Right in the stickies is an old list, it needs to be updated but still a start. ;) ...... http://arachnoboards.com/threads/qu...-answer-common-questions.145454/#post-1335709


     
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  7. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yea they were a nightmare to find.. I was like nope nothing, wait I see something, nope , wait well maybe like ten times before I finally saw the emboli for sure. Once you know where to look on this species they are obvious..

    Yea I would deffiantely say those count as hooks not just nodules as described before.. Lol..
     
  8. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    It's okay, I don't know anything either.
     
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  9. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Ya'know I drove straight through PA when I moved back from Florida to NY.. If I had known two weeks ago that you were going to return to the forums to grief me I would of popped in and stolen your computer :mooning:

    :p
     
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  10. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnobaron Active Member


    To be honest half the threads reading "can anyone see this" "sex my T" "check my enclosure" etc.- I can't see well enough what OP is referring to!:hilarious: My Eyes getting older:rolleyes:
     
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  11. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    Still great news, it took a bit of investigating but I thought it was too much of a coincidence that two from two MM had the exact same issue. I think a visit to the optician, wouldn't be a bad idea, or have you -been there done that- I'm glad all turned out well in the end mate, good luck with the pairing.
     
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  12. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    I'm not worried.

    You've got terrible eye sight.

    You: I've got your laptop, now what?
    Me: ...That's a sandwich.
     
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  13. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    Hopefully both of your MM H.macs are adequately equipped, good luck pal.
     
  14. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Might as well update this thread instead creating a new one like a Casual :dead:..

    Female #2, that was paired with male #1 seems to be carrying eggs. In the last five days she has gone from the normal size to looking like a massive, fat grape.

    Female # 1 was recently paired with male #2 after molting out from the pairing with male #1 .. She did end up eating male #2 after five days of cohabitation so hopefully I will get a sac from her this time.
     
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  15. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    :hilarious:

    Which male had questionable palps? #1 or #2?
     
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  16. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    #1. It wasn't that he wasn't well endowed. I was just blind :pompous:..
     
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  17. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    Well endowed, and lucky to boot!
     
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  18. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnopeon

    Alrighty then, does He get an apology?
     
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  19. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnoprince Active Member

    Just a quick update.. Female #2 dropped a sac during the night..

    I'll update again when I pull the sac.
     
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