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Tarantula Aphonopelma moderatum

Common Names
Rio Grande Gold tarantula
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Initial Breeding Date
Special Notes
Female #1 and Female #2 were both placed into a cool room 1 week after molting.
They remained at 63-71 degrees, and dry, for 4 weeks post molt.
The males were then introduced IN the cool room, in the females containers. Courting lasted a few minutes.
Males were witnessed tapping and shaking at the entrance of the females burrow, eventually luring out the females, for mating. -
Several insertions were witnessed on both accounts, which lasted roughly 4-5 minutes.
Post Mating Care
After mating, females were left in the same cooler conditions for 2 more weeks.
Containers were then placed into the warm room (81-83 degrees).
1 week after moving into warm room, I increased food intake, began flooding the container, and increased temps to 90-96 degrees.
Time & Care
Female #1 was witnessed excavating and large, deep burrow the next day after temps were increased.

June 28th Female #1 was seen laying egg sac.
July 1st, sac was pulled, and manually rotate by hand, every 5 hours.

Day 18 - Sac was opened, to 100% good ewls. Not a singe bad egg.
Final Details
453 Total
Female #2 has now excavated to the bottom of the same container type. Still eating and extremely large. Fingers crossed.

Female #1-

Female #2 -

Female #1 -

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