Egg Sack.....advice needed

HollyLS

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I have a female A. hentzi that just laid an eggsack. She was from Oklahoma where her habitat was being destroyed.......my point in saying that is I didn't breed her.

Now I have an eggsack to care for. I have her enclosure humid and covered. I have a couple of things I am unsure about and am looking for answers:

~How many eggs do A. hentzi generally have in a sack?

~I know people have differing opinions on leaving the sack w/Mom vs. taking the sack away at some point. I'd like to hear those opinions so I can make an educated decision on how to proceed.

~I was told 40-50 days to hatch, is this correct?

~Does anyone have experience hatching out specifically A. hentzi eggsacks?

Any help/info/opinions from personal experience would be greatly appreciated.

Holly
 

Drachenjager

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I have a female A. hentzi that just laid an eggsack. She was from Oklahoma where her habitat was being destroyed.......my point in saying that is I didn't breed her.

Now I have an eggsack to care for. I have her enclosure humid and covered. I have a couple of things I am unsure about and am looking for answers:

~How many eggs do A. hentzi generally have in a sack?

~I know people have differing opinions on leaving the sack w/Mom vs. taking the sack away at some point. I'd like to hear those opinions so I can make an educated decision on how to proceed.

~I was told 40-50 days to hatch, is this correct?

~Does anyone have experience hatching out specifically A. hentzi eggsacks?

Any help/info/opinions from personal experience would be greatly appreciated.

Holly
hentzi are generaly good mothers. just leave her alone undisturbed and take the sac in 40 days. you should have at least eggs with legs by then . then divide them out into coffee filters and set them up in a container wher ethe humidity will stay high and warm . after 2nd instar you can divide them into some codiment cups ...
 

Brian S

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~How many eggs do A. hentzi generally have in a sack?
Many!!!


~I was told 40-50 days to hatch, is this correct?
If memory serves me correct, about 40 days I opened the sac which had "legs with eggs"

~Does anyone have experience hatching out specifically A. hentzi eggsacks?
Yep

Any help/info/opinions from personal experience would be greatly appreciated.
Holly
Not really much to do. Pull it in about 40 days or so, open it up and put sac on some very slightly damp peat. After they molt you can start separating them into vials (be sure to stock up coz you're gonna need them!)
 

cacoseraph

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Many!!!



OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is going to be an interesting learning curve for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they are slow metabolism so as long as you aren't keeping them at above ~80*F you really only will need to feed them every ~6-8wks. feed them a slightly oversized prekilled cricket or roach.
 

Fingolfin

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bumping an oldish thread.... for the specific comment above mine. I read that opinion as well in the Schultz' book... weeds out any T's for sure, that may not have made it in the wild. Does anyone else do this? I ask as my hentzi sac will be pulled from mom next Thursday and am wondering about the prospect of up to 600 slings...
 

apidaeman

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I live in Oklahoma, so I release my overflow back where they came from.
 

JayzunBoget

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If you need any help keeping up with your new arachno-army, you've always got all of us here with LATE! And I can help you hook up with some wholesalers to drastically carve down those numbers.
Congrats and OMG :eek: :eek: :eek: !!!
 
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