Brachy sabulosum Eggsac Question

Varden

Arachnodemon
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Hi all,

I have been scouring the net and arachnoboards and can find very little about this species. It's the three week mark since my female laid her sac and I am now wondering when should I pull it and what time frame am I looking at for when slings develop. I've only had 1 other Brachy successfully produce slings and it was an albopilosum. 1st instar at 36 days and 2nd instar at 75. Would this be similiar for all Brachys? Thanks!
 

Talkenlate04

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Its close to the same time line for all brachys, smithis seem to take a bit longer showing eggs with legs around the 33-38 day mark........

3 weeks huh, odds are good you have something viable right now, most brachys eat their sacs if its not viable by now..... I would wait another week and a half before pulling....... if you have experience with manual incubation (which I think you do) then you can pull now.
Can you snap some pictures? Those guys are on my needs list. Plus its always great to see a female with her sac.
 

Varden

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Unfortunately I can't snap a picture. She's baracaded herself in the bottom of her hide with mounds of dirt all around her. I have a quarter-sized hole against the side of the enclosure, which I've covered with a post-it to keep her from being disturbed when I have to work in the spider room. I check her once every ten days or so, but all I see is a sliver of white now and again.
 

Brian S

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Do you know Marie Metcalf from the UK? She is usually on the tarantula store site. She is one of the best persons I know for Brachy advice. I bet she could help you out. She also has a Brachy web site but I cant remember what its called.

EDIT: I found it. http://Brachypelma.co.uk
For those into Brachys, this is a pretty decent little page ;)
 
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