Encyocratella olivacea reach 2nd instar

dianedfisher

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I was out of town last week and came home to find a cuddle puddle of E.olivacea being carefully guarded by their mother. I removed and rehoused her. She didn't go without a fight. I had a lot to do this weekend, so I haven't separated them yet and don't have a count. I am really happy about this breeding. I wish I could say the same about my Monocentropus balfouri sac. It was a dismal failure. Diane



 

seanbond

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looks very nice lmk about the slings, iv always wanted them.
 

Protectyaaaneck

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Awesome job Diane. The mom looks great. Can't wait to hear the count. I'm interested in how many these guys pump out per sac. Sorry about the balfouri, better luck next time. :)
 

Helix

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Really nice to see those slings! And their mom looks great also.

Im thinking about getting one of those for my birthday..
Could you give some more info on the E. olivacea? How do they behave? I heard that they can be a bit nervous like P. irminia.. Also, I have read that they are semi-arboreal.
How moist do you keep them? And does anyone know how potent is their venom?
 

dianedfisher

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Really nice to see those slings! And their mom looks great also.

Im thinking about getting one of those for my birthday..
Could you give some more info on the E. olivacea? How do they behave? I heard that they can be a bit nervous like P. irminia.. Also, I have read that they are semi-arboreal.
How moist do you keep them? And does anyone know how potent is their venom?
Don't know anything about the potency of their venom. I raised this female (and 4 brothers) from spiderlings and once they reached about 2 inches her attitude got progressively more defensive. They are heavy webbers and form tunnels in the webbing. I kept them dry and on the bottom shelf of my spider cabinet at cooler temps with a humidifer pumping moisture into the cabinet a couple of times daily. I never kept them wet. They are a montane species from Mt. Meru. I'll attach a link to one of the few sheets I've found with information about them. Mine were very reclusive. Never ate until I closed their container and gave them privacy but they are very pretty even as spiderlings.
Jason: The sac yielded 58 spiderlings.
Diane
http://www.baboonspiders.de/files/Raab.Timo.2005.Presumptive.habitat.of.Encyocratella.olivacea.pdf
 
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smallara98

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I want some more pics of the mom :clap: You could probably sell all of those and get a new car :p
 

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Very SWEET. They look like OBT's with really long legs;P
Great job!!!


PIG-
 

dianedfisher

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I want some more pics of the mom :clap: /QUOTE]
I'm a lousy photographer. Eric Reynolds (go terps) has some awesome shots in the gallery. His photos are what made me search for this particular species until I finally found some spiderlings for sale. Diane


 

Arachnoholic420

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:worship: You definilty deserve a hands down Congrats!!!:worship:
What an outstanding achievement!!!:clap::clap:
This is what you call a breeding success!!!!:clap::clap:{D
This one is a must for the hobby!!!!
We need more of these guys around!!!!:}
Congrats again!!!
 

Helix

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Don't know anything about the potency of their venom. I raised this female (and 4 brothers) from spiderlings and once they reached about 2 inches her attitude got progressively more defensive. They are heavy webbers and form tunnels in the webbing. I kept them dry and on the bottom shelf of my spider cabinet at cooler temps with a humidifer pumping moisture into the cabinet a couple of times daily. I never kept them wet. They are a montane species from Mt. Meru. I'll attach a link to one of the few sheets I've found with information about them. Mine were very reclusive. Never ate until I closed their container and gave them privacy but they are very pretty even as spiderlings.
Jason: The sac yielded 58 spiderlings.
Diane
http://www.baboonspiders.de/files/Raab.Timo.2005.Presumptive.habitat.of.Encyocratella.olivacea.pdf
Thank you!

And yeah, they do look a bit OBTish as slings :)
 
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