gonna be busy!

Nicole

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I pulled my biggest A. metallica's eggsac a couple nights ago. It was huuuuuuuge, and upon opening and counting, there are 226 eggs with legs, and not a single bad egg! :eek:

And I still have another female sitting on a smaller sac that will be ready to pull in about two weeks. I'm gonna be one busy spider-feeder here soon LOL!
 

JC

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Wow, thats a huge count for this species. Congrats.
 

Ictinike

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Definite grats there :)

You surely are going to be very, very busy, hehe
 

Nicole

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Pics, as promised!

Sac in hand, just after pulling it. She fought hard, and I felt really bad for taking it. I gave it back once it was emptied and she kept it a few more days before chewing it up and finally coming out for a big meal.



A peek inside!



They were still eggs when pulled, but started popping their legs that night. I used this image to count them. Colored them different colors in groups of 20 in Paint, then counted up the groups. Couldn't believe it was 226!

 

Ictinike

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Ahh the sweet pitter patter of eye tiny legs x 200+ :)

Great pics and wish ya luck with all them little ones!
 

AgentD006las

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Congrats! Those eggs look huge. Sounds like you need to sell them in 5 lots only. :razz:
 

Nicole

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Checked on the little guys this morning and most of them have molted into first instars already! So cute with their wiggly little legs :D
 

AgentD006las

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Checked on the little guys this morning and most of them have molted into first instars already! So cute with their wiggly little legs :D
Thats odd. I dont see any pictures of them!?! Must be a glitch.. ;)
 

GPulchra

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226 seems like a very odd number. I'd gladly take one, and then you would have a perfect 225 :) .
 
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