Haplopelma lividum second sack?

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Arachnodemon
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Hi,

I just looked in on my female H. lividum and noticed a nice fat eggsack. Unfortunately, I have had ZERO luck finding a male for her this year so the sack is a dud. I'm wondering if I should continue my fruitless search for a male. Has anyone had an H. lividum lay a second eggsack?

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Second sacs are not likely but not unheard of........ with most species they have a cycle that is just about a year long...and should they lay a sac, after the sac hatches out they are not far from eating and storing for the upcoming molt and the cycle starts all over again.......... so while now trying to find a mate might not produce anything her making a false sac means you have her in a perfect setup. Congrats.

Keep searching for a male maybe a recently mature or penultimate and wait till your girl molts...... let her harden up some and feed her well then try mating her about 6-8 weeks after that upcoming molt.
 

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Thanks for the information. I suppose I'll be on the look out for a male to buy now. I don't want to shortchange someone on a loan if it isn't likely that she'll lay a second sack. Below is a photo of her fat sack. Maybe next year. :)

 

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Wait one more thing....... how long have you had her? Thats important because big females are still often sold as WC and if that is the case you might have a live sac on your hands.
 

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I've had her for awhile now and she has molted in my care. She has definitely not been near a male since that molt. Here is a photo of her.

 

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Ahh ok just checking..... then for sure its just a dud sac...... good luck with the male hunt... if you fine one let me know cause I have a few females that would love to meet a suiter too.
 

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did u open the sac?if u can will u pls post a pic of the eggs inside thanks
 

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I haven't pulled the sack yet. Her burrow is very long with a long bend. I'll try to dig it out this weekend. I'll take some photos when I do pull the sack.
 

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I pulled the sack while she was sitting outside her burrow the other night. Here is the ill fated sack.

 

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Yep looks like a dud........ weird how they do that. But as mentioned this just means you are keeping her in conditions that she loves.
 
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