Emeperor Females and Males? mating?

Panic

Arachnosquire
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i have a pair of emps, i clearly identified which is the male and the female. But the problem is, they won't mate when i try? the female pushes the male away when the male tries to grab the female's pedipalps. and i noticed, the female is the same size as the male. is this normal? or the female is not yet mature? btw i sexed them thru their operculum or whats that called. males have oblong shaped while females are heart shaped right?
 

brandontmyers

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It is very possible the female is not mature yet. Most times the females mature one instar later, I am not too sure with p. imps though.
 

Jaffster

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It is very possible the female is not mature yet. Most times the females mature one instar later, I am not too sure with p. imps though.
Yes, but the female could already be gravid depending on where you bought her from and how long ago?
 

Panic

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it was sent to me 2 weeks ago. its been in my care for more or less 2 weeks. it was really thin when i got it. i fed it a lot till it rejected food then now i tried to mate them. many times i tried but it was all unsuccessful
 

Thaedion

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unsuccessful attempt, female willing male not:
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Another pair.

successful attempt, both willing:
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