eggsac emergency

Lycanthrope

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my H. maculata has abandoned her eggsac after 27 days. i found it today, hanging along the wall of the enclosure. she was next to it, but put up no fight when i removed it. i cut it open, revealing that it is very much still full of little yellow eggs. i cut a hole in the lid of a deli container, used pantyhose as a hamock and am now hoping to incubate them myself . they are in the t room where it stay 75-85 degrees 24-7. you think she ditched them because they are no good, or do i still have a chance?
 

Immortal_sin

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I'd say go for it...you have nothing to lose. If they are yellowish, round, and not soggy or moldy, they may be good. I don't know what the incubation period is for that species...but it may be a bit early to see if and how they are developing. That is right around the time that some people pull an eggsac anyway...so good luck to you!
 

safetypinup

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Females usually "abandon" their eggsacs for short periods, then return to them later, so I doubt she left it due to it being infertile or unhealthy. As long as the eggs look good, it's worth a try. We usually pull eggsacs around Day 30 anyway, so you're pretty much on schedule :)
Let us know how they do!
 

deifiler

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hmmm youve got it out at last :D never give up on the egg

my lividum hasnt left her egg once, so it still remains with her... its at day 43 now, anyone know when i should expect them to hatch?

cheers
 

Lycanthrope

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i had actually thought she ate it at first. the spot where it was stuck to the wall was empty, and there was just a ball hanging by a few threads. she was standing right next to it, and when i pulled it out thinking i had empty web, she didnt even budge. i cut it open gently, showing that the eggs were indeed intact and viable. problem is ive read a whole lot of failure stories regarding artificial incubation, and not so many success stories. this being the first eggsac ive ever had, i dont want to screw it up:rolleyes: . anyway thanks for the wellwishes, ill keep you updated.
 
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