How to go about breeding siblings...

Geb Arachnia Whitney

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Hello, it seems I have male and female Latrodectus Sp., and they are from the same sac. I want to mate them, but I want to know if it's possible because I read a study saying that male spiders avoid mating with their sisters.
 

Tortuga

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I think I read a post somewhere on here that males and females from the same sac don't mature at the same time. By the time the females would have matured all the males will have died off. Mother natures way to avoid inbreeding. I'm not 100% on this though. I'm curious as to what others may post.
 

Stefan2209

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I've often bred species using siblings and never had a problem.

Delayed maturity in females / males that might make inbreeding impossible could be a concern in some species, but is not generally the case with species commonly encountered in the hobby as far as i'm aware of.
 
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