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huntsman with eggsac

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by dragontears, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    if you want to lock this species in to the hobby i would suggest keeping something like at least 50 and then slow grow half and fast grow half

    just like tarantulas, it is typical of true spider males to mature and die before the females mature. granted a few of the extremely fast maturing females and extremely slow growing males might jive, but why leave it to change?
  2. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I'm going to keep about 20 myself. Botarby8s and SwiftInverts are interested in the rest. I'm going to try a couple small scale experiments with mine (communal vs individual, growth rate, etc) and when I get a mature male, I'll try to breed back to the mom or hope I have another female ready.

    We couldn't find the few stranglers in the tank today, so either they got out into the house or they are hiding in the substrate really well. Regardless, the egg sac is empty and the mom is feeding again. She already has gotten a lot of plumpness back to her abdomen.
  3. funnylori

    funnylori Arachnobaron

    One of mine has officially molted. It was the one that ate on the first day I had it. The other one just finally had its first meal yesterday, I am not sure what is up with that.
  4. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    several of mine are molting now. They started on the 6th and are still on a roll.
  5. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    she laid another egg sac today! This one is much smaller than the last one though so I doubt there are as many (as to be expected for her fourth one). We'll see if this one is viable and healthy. :D
  6. funnylori

    funnylori Arachnobaron

    Holy!? Wow. Wow.

    One of mine seems to be MIA... I am not sure if the tiny cricket ate it <doubtful> or it escaped when I wasn't looking <most likely>... I have been known to leave lids off of 2-3 T at a time enclosures for a few hours before I remember that they were open. So far, I have been lucky with that... The only escape I ever had was a bonified escape where the sling wedged out through a gap in the lid. Hopefully, the huntsman feeds off of the meal moths that are in my room instead of me... ;)
  7. nepenthes

    nepenthes Arachnobaron

    What are you going to do if this egg sack survives? :eek:

    do you have space for how ever many more this time around!

    cool spiderlings!
  8. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    yes, I have space. I only have 40-ish left from the first sac at this point and some of those are spoken for as well. By the time the next sac hatches I should only have a few left. I'm not expecting the second sac to have as many slings as it is much smaller than the last one. I'll probably keep a good portion of this next sac.
  9. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    this most recent egg sac has started splitting open. We should be separating babies out within the next few days. :clap:
  10. All I have to say is "WOW." :clap: Few animals I come across have such reproductive capability.
  11. funnylori

    funnylori Arachnobaron

    Amazing! Your mama spider is a real winner!

    I still haven't found the one that got away... :( But the one that did stay finally molted again, and is doing well.

    My mom is going to bomb the entire house when I leave here in a couple of weeks... Corvallis here I come! Again.
  12. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    mine little ones are eating crickets now, so they are much easier to care for. Fruit flies are nice, but a pain in the ass.

    I'll keep you posted to the number that hatches out of this eggsac. :D
  13. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    So I separated 135 slings from eggsac #4! There are a few left in the sac, but I think there will still be less than 150 by the time she's done. Hopefully she'll drop the sac soon so I can feed her again. She always gets so skinny and I worry about her.
  14. Heteropoda venatoria (spelling?)

    very common on Philippines...

    i have a lot of them on our house ;P
  15. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    She dropped the egg sac...188 total slings from this one! :clap:
  16. tacoma0680

    tacoma0680 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hey i was just wonder why the fruit flys cause molting issues and if that also can relate to tarantulas
  17. funnylori

    funnylori Arachnobaron

    I found my missing huntsman today!!! It was crawling around on Mike! That means that it 1. Did escape in my room in Hillsboro, 2. Survived in my room for more than a couple of months, 3. Managed to get packed up in my stuff and moved to Corvallis with me!

    It is well fed looking, and at least a molt ahead of the contained huntsman!
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  18. dragontears

    dragontears Arachnoknight Old Timer

    how random! Fun though!

    The new babies are now all eating and happily running around their jars at the moment. I still have them in small community groups as the last clutch seemed to do better that way until right before their second molt....then they started eating each other. :wall:
  19. funnylori

    funnylori Arachnobaron

    So I thought it was the missing huntsman... Until I found another one... :eek:

    Now I am thinking my appartment had a few friends hatch out after I moved in... I am keeping them both just to be sure though. And, as far as my parents are concerned I still found it.:eek: They were gonna gas the house soon, but they called it off after I said I found it. I want to make sure this job/appartment thing works out before they poison the house.
  20. gunslinger

    gunslinger Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hey Lori, post some pics of these huntsmen your finding somewhere, I wanna see em:D (sorry i need many true spider fixes daily or the cravings overtake me)

    And tacoma, I believe the fruit flies may cause molting problems because they do not provide a wide enough range of nutrients.....however there are many people who have raised spiderlings on drosophila that have not had problems.....I think the jury is still out.
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