Is our P lugardi getting ready to drop a sac?

animalnstinct

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Hi all, sorry if I post this in the wrong place, it didn't feel appropriate in the breeding section until it has been confirmed one way or the other.

We brought a female Pterinochilus lugardi home from Vegas just over a month ago now. One of the reasons we picked her up was because she looked gravid (I mean huge bootie, huge). Given that her patella's were completely rubbed clean, we assumed she might be WC and therefore there was a chance she had mated before being imported.

She's sitting in a corner of her enclosure now and is completely surrounded in clean (no substrate woven in) and very thick webbing. It's thicker behind her then in front of her, but this is still much thicker than any molt hammock I've seen in the past.

Good chance she's dropping a sac?
 

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shanebp

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Shine a light on her and see if she glows yellow.. and maybe if you can manage, post a better picture then the one you posted.
 

animalnstinct

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The picture isn't all that amazing no, my depth of field is focused right on her and could have been stretched out to bring the web into focus as well... I'm doing my best right now to leave her undisturbed though.

She happens to be on pretty much the highest shelf in our t room and as such I am unable to look down on her without moving her. I'm sure some of the seasoned vets are more comfortable than I with handling possibly gravid mothers-to-be, but until she's done whatever it is she's doing I'm just going to let her be.

The 'fence' of webbing she's set up around her has gotten thicker in the last day and higher as well. Nothing conclusive yet, but whatever she's up to she's getting closer to sealing the deal. :)
 

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Hi all, sorry if I post this in the wrong place, it didn't feel appropriate in the breeding section until it has been confirmed one way or the other.
Actually, it's not appropriate to post in the breeding section until the breeding has reached a valid conclusion. Read the rules pertaining to breeding reports. :)

Do you have the P. lugardi set up so she can burrow?

If she's WC and huge like that, then yeah, good chance she's gravid. If you don't have her set up so she can burrow, the webbing she's making right now may just be her setting up her new home.

You're doing well by not wanting to disturb her much and keeping her somewhere that will minimize stress. Just wait it out and see if she drops.
 

animalnstinct

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Actually, it's not appropriate to post in the breeding section until the breeding has reached a valid conclusion. Read the rules pertaining to breeding reports. :)
My common sense said that before reading the rules; score one for assumptions. :)


If she's WC and huge like that, then yeah, good chance she's gravid. If you don't have her set up so she can burrow, the webbing she's making right now may just be her setting up her new home.
So far no sac. :( But the webbing is getting thicker... She has been with us for a little while now and had the opportunity to burrow - the sub isn't horrendously deep, but I did put it together with an entrance under her log which she has never used. The difference in activity was sudden so I guess at this point I'll just wait it out.
 
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