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Arachniphile

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I'd like to know what species of T is best suited for a novice breeding project?

T's I have:
mature female Rose Hair
mature male A. seemani (Molted 9/23/02)
juvenile Antillies Pinktoe
juvenile Green Bottle Blue
juvenile Curly Hair
 

King_Looey

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try the Chilean rose, easy to come by, so finding a mate shouldnt be too difficult.
 

skinheaddave

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I understand that Curley Hairs are easier to breed than the Rosehairs. This is based entirely on anecdotal evidence, of course.

Cheers,
Dave
 

MrDeranged

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From what I understand, they're both actually pretty easy to breed. The problems begin trying to get the rose hair to actually make an eggsac. In that regard, the curlies are supposed to be easier....

Scott
 

skinheaddave

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Right. That's what I meant. I have had little trouble getting my G.rosea male to breed with my various females. No sacs yet -- but no moults yet either.

Cheers,
Dave
 

Mendi

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From what I understand, B.albopilosum are very prolific when they do make an eggsac, and you could be looking at hundreds of babies. :D
 

kosh

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Mendi.......i guess Holley could vouch for that...i think she said she got around 600 babies from her curly!!!!
 

Immortal_sin

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that is correct...I would have to vote for the curlys :)
easy to breed, easy to get an eggsac
G rosea...easy to breed, hard to get an actual eggsac.
as for the others...probably in order of easist to hardest:
A avicularia
A seemanni
C cyaneopubescens

all of this is anecdotal of course, I only have actual experience with B albos, and P murinus
Holley
 

atavuss

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Originally posted by Arachniphile
I'd like to know what species of T is best suited for a novice breeding project?

T's I have:
mature female Rose Hair
mature male A. seemani (Molted 9/23/02)
juvenile Antillies Pinktoe
juvenile Green Bottle Blue
juvenile Curly Hair
well........if you want to look at it purely from a practical viewpoint I would try the antilles first, then the green bottle blue then the rose hair and I would not try the others unless you plan on giving them away, just my two cents worth.
Ed
 

Immortal_sin

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very true Ed!
And I should know...having lots of those B albopilosums around ;)
Oh, and welcome to another fellow Oregonian BTW!
 

Arachniphile

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After reading around and doing some thinking I have decided to purchase a female A.seemani, give her a chance to acclimate, and make an attempt at breeding them. What are the challenges I may face with breeding this species? Am I likely to lose my male? WHat type of enviornment should be provided for her to encourage an egg sac? What are common breeding mistakes?

Oh yeah.... GO DUCKS! WHo needs Joey? =D

Thanks for the welcome Imortal Sin...
 

Wade

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I bred my two female A. seemani's this year and got a eggsacs, but lost the sacs to mold before they matured. Mold is a constant problem in the humid situation I work in, hopefully you'll have better luck.

To breed them, I put the two cages inside a larger container and removed the lids and left them overnight. I let the male find the female on his own time.

Wade
 
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