- Jun 5, 2005
Well one of the sacs went bad.. about half the eggs in the other one dried out. But I did have 53 spiderlings that made it to 2nd instar, 3 of those had part of a shed stuck to their booklungs and have since died. So I have 50 happy, healthy spiderlings. Not a total loss, it could have been a lot worse.My record keeping is.. well non-existant for the most part.
I paired up the male with female #1 several times over 2 weeks in the beginning of October '06 and witnessed several good insertions everytime, then let him cohabitate with female #2 for 6 weeks after that.
No special post mating care for either female.
Over the past several weeks they have both been very busy webbing, female #2 made a bigger, thicker tube web, female #1 webbed herself in a corner.
Wednesday April 4th 2007 female #2 made her sac
Friday April 13th 2007 Female #1 decided it looked cool, and made one of her own.
These are my first 2 Tarantula sacs, so as far as plans to pull the sacs, I'm just gonna play that by ear. But if both sacs are sucessful, I have to keep some of the ones from the sac laid on Friday the 13th. It seems I'm not the only one with a sac, so I may be keeping a lot more than I want to, assuming of course that they are successful.
Pics and updates to come.