haplopelma male and female arrived today :D

jb92

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hi my mature male and mature female haplopelma lividiums arrived today and i cant wait to breed them. im going to leave the female to get a nice burrow on the go and feed her up a bit as she has not long moulted, and then just wait for the male to produce a sperm web before introducing him to her, just wondering if everybody thinks this method is ok? and also after i have removed the male after breeding will he be able to breed again next year?
many thanks
jb
 

Royal_T's

Arachnoknight
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Have you done any reading on the "shark tank" method? This will encourage the male to make a sperm web. The male probably won't live another year but he can mate multiple times before dying. Males normally die 6-8 months after their ultimate molt.
 

jb92

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okay thankyou, i read something about them moulting after their maturing moult and their sexual organs getting stuck and causing them to die. will have a look at that method now :)
many thanks
jb

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does he need to make another sperm web before breeding again?
jb
 

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Arachnoknight
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I don't know. I would try to encourage him to make a sperm web prior to every mating... Just to be sure
 

jb92

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ok thankyou very much, shame the males have to die but guess thats nature,
jb
 

Mez

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Good luck with the lividum.
I used to go to anglesey all the time camping, beautiful place!
 

jb92

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thankyou, will keep you updated on how it goes, just have to wait for her to burrow and the male to get a sperm web on the go, any ideas on how long this takes?
jb
 
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