Anyone else thinking gravid?

captmarga

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Hard to tell. I have some Ts that have not been paired, and some that are males, that are just as fat...

I can't tell anymore. My female S. rubronitens that is supposed to be bred looks HUGE and still larger and larger... but no sac. She's either gravid or obese.

I tried shining a light on her, but she's isn't handle-able and I couldn't tell anything. Have you tried to candle your little rosea here?

Marga
 

tarantulagirl10

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She does have a big bum, but it's hard to tell. I have some like this that haven't been bred, just eat really well. Nice t :)
 

Redneck

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Looks like premolt to me. The top of her abdomen (closer to her carapace) looks dark.

So, to me, I say she is in premolt.
 

Jacobchinarian

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I can't tell anymore. My female S. rubronitens that is supposed to be bred looks HUGE and still larger and larger... but no sac. She's either gravid or obese.
the person Who I got my s. Rubronitens from says that she lays a phantom egg sac every molt cycle. Maybe yours is getting ready to lay a phantom egg sac.
 

Tindalos

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I hope she is not getting to molt. I have been breeding her for a year and a half now. She molted out the last two times. She was already mature when I got her. And I'm pretty sure my MM will start to "age" he has been going strong for a year and half now.

I will candle her tonight. If I just shine a light on her abdomen, and if its yellow-ish she's gravid, is that how to candle?
 

bobusboy

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+1 on the moulting, you can see a dark spot on the abdomen.

Mine had the same look to it, and then it moulted out male lol.
 
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