Gravid C.fasciatum

J.huff23

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Not the one that I paired, the freebie I recieved with the mature male who had been with the male before I recieved her. I noticed that she had been gaining a decent amount of weight that was not due to feeding, so I thought she may be gravid. I used the candle trick and Im seeing yellow.

From what I have read, and pictures I have seen, based on this picture I would say that she is indeed gravid. Correct me if Im wrong (Which I very well may be).



Like I said, its not as satisfying as getting to breed her myself and getting her to lay a sac, but Im perfectly happy with a sac either way, lol.

So Im not sure if the yellow is from the flashlight. Some is, some isnt.

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J.huff23

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I thought that Talkenlate posted a thread about this. I havent been able to find it. I have been searching with the words "gravid", "female" candle" candled", and "yellow" in a variety of different ways and even searched those words against threads that he posted. I could have sworn he posted something like this.

I couldnt find any other pictures when I searched the Tarantula section using those same words.

It would be great to have a picture to compare mine with, but Im having no luck finding one.
 

xhexdx

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Here's one:

So I get a lot of pms asking me how on earth I could "know" for "sure" that one of my spiders is gravid so I tried the best I could to capture what I see in a short video. Hope this answers the question. :)

[YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/SxyQg3S4ltg&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SxyQg3S4ltg&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]
 

J.huff23

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Awesome. Thanks guys. Mine definitly isnt glowing as much as Talkenlate's, so perhaps I just got a little too excited.
 

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I dont think you got to excited.. Both of my avics glowed.. Well.. The one I got my sac from recently.. She glowed like yours..

Now.. My second avic is glowing like the first avic.. She has also gotten huge!

So I think you might have a gravid critter on your hands..
 

J.huff23

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I hope so. I took an unsteady video with a poor quality camera that I will post when it uploads.
 

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