huntsman with eggsac

KyuZo

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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
Hey Renee,
to make things easier when you are using fruit flies, just dump them in a bowl of water. then they'll get stuck on top of the water, but they won't drown and use a Q-tip or a tooth pick and scoop them one at a time to feed your huntsman spiderling. This way they won't run around while you control the amount that you feed your spiderlings.
jason
 

dragontears

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She laid egg sac #5 today! :eek: This one is even smaller than the last one, but still, she amazes me. I still have 20+ from the last egg sac!
 

Mr. Mordax

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That's amazing! This is certainly lending itself to new information on arachnid husbandry.

She's a talented mom, either way. :D Gods forbid if you get a breeding pair from the slings.
 

cacoseraph

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true spiders can make an insane number of sacs

i had a black widow make 13, 10 of which had viables in them
 

dragontears

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well, 21 days into sac #5 she decided to eat it. Not sure why. She ate a couple crickets and is looking quite fat and ready to lay more eggs (or explode from overeating).

Cacoseraph - did the widow lay 10 consecutive viable sacs with the 3 infertile ones last or were the infertile ones mixed in intermittantly?
 

cacoseraph

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the last ones were all crappy looking.

the first three were full blown eggsacs. low 100's of eggs in them. then the next 4-6 tapered off and by the end got raggedy and full of like 20-50 eggs only. the last several she made were just junk. this was over a couple few year period, by the way!
 

funnylori

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It's too bad the last sac was devoured. Mine died the other day, as did the two other spiders that looked like huntsman. :(

No little true spiders for me. Even the red backed jumper I found at Homedepot the other day died on me. I am wondering if it had something to do with my apartment getting really hot last week, and the spiders being so close to the window...
 

dragontears

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well, she just made a sixth egg sac today! I have no idea if it is viable and I have my doubts as she ate the last one, but here's hoping! :D
 

moose35

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cool good luck with this 1.
the little 1's i got from you are up to an 1 1/2" already and completly murdering medium crickets. they are great hunters(hence the name huntsman.)

well good luck

moose
 

Irks

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I have 4 from your first eggsack, the biggest is about 2" now. They tackle flies out of mid-air if they fly close, as well as any grasshopper/cricket I throw in. Truly awesome spiders, thank you for making them available.
 

Irks

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Size question

Hey dragontears, I was curious how big your mother is/was when she laid the eggsack. I'm just curious how big I can expect my little ones to get... they're 3.5 inches now. (2nd picture is from my phonecamera)
 

dragontears

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sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you...my female rarely comes out for a good measurement.

She measured in today at 4inches!
 

Irks

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3.75 inches now. Pretty sure she won't molt again, since she hasn't in months, but she is slowly getting a little bigger.
 
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