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House spiders.

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by friendttyy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

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    AHA ALMOST like that
     
  2. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    h.s.jpg 《is that good enough?> 20130816_201352.jpg
     
  3. Tengenaria and jumpers are the best "common" spider pets in my opinion.
     
  4. Ciphor

    Ciphor Arachnoprince

  5. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    these were the best i could do.

    ---------- Post added 08-17-2013 at 08:35 AM ----------

    looks like it is a Steatoda triangulosa any advice on them?
     
  6. Triangulosa are very easy to keep, and breed. I once raised a sling, that hatched from an eggsac my female had laid, all the way to it's penultimate moult in a glass vial. They don't need a lot of space, but I don't suggest glass vials, that was merely due to space constraints. They do appreciate some depth in their containers, and some anchorpoints for their webs. They're not picky feeders, but they don't do well with food that's too "buzzy" like blowflies. I had good results with fruit flies, mosquitoes, and even woodlice. It is very humid here, so the moisture that mine ingested through their food was enough; but if you live in a dry area you'll probably want to mist their web once a week. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.

    All the best,
    Johanan
     
  7. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    Ok thanks johan!Ijust wanna know if i NEED a male to breed the females.
     
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  8. Technically spoken, if you want to breed the spiders you will require a mature male and a mature female. But, if you are more interested in hatching the eggs and raising the slings, you can get away with catching a gravid female. More often than not, if you catch an adult female, the spider will already be gravid. If you want to observe courtship, and mating, behavior; or you want to breed that female that molted; you will need to track down a mature male. Whereabouts are you located? I have a Steatoda triangulosa male(I think, ID still needs confirming) that I would gladly give to you if you want him....
     
  9. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    I am in bredell area and THAT IS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR away to where you are bredell is in gauteng.
     
  10. Oh, that's too bad... How are your little gals doing?
     
  11. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    They are quite good actually and one is probably gravid because She is FAT and neva ate since I had her.
     
  12. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    [video=youtube;GYcuGJpt5ow]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYcuGJpt5ow[/video]
     
  13. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    She laid today woohoooooooo
     
  14. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    Well i took the sac away from her as JohanV recommended in a PM.Fingers crossed the sac is currently on top of a moist paper towel and is kept a 80% to 90% humidity.
     
  15. Ciphor

    Ciphor Arachnoprince

    For 99% of spiders, yes, you need a male. Steatoda triangulosa is a rare spider indeed, they are completely capable of asexual reproduction. They only need their DNA, and the females basically clone themselves. It is not uncommon, and they can found in homes with only females present (the clones are all female).
     
  16. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    Meaning i might only get females if the female never mated?
     
  17. The Snark

    The Snark Dumpster Fire of the Gods Old Timer

    Always. That's the way with asexual reproduction, be it plant or animal.
     
  18. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    cool it is better than nothing
     
  19. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    I thought i had posted this before but i never. So my female dropped another sac and my other sac produced 8 slings.
     
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