Jumping Spider Eggsac

bryangottalara

Arachnopeon
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Hi everyone, I'm a new member to this site but have known about it for quite some time now. Right now I have a female jumping spider (P. reguis) that has an egg sac and just have a few questions about it. She's been on guard duty for about a month now, does anyone have an idea of when the spiderlings are due? Or has it been too long already and its a possible failed egg sac? Also, should I keep feeding her regularly or would that put too much stress on her since she's been doing nothing but guarding? Any help would be much appreciated!
 

SpiderInTheBath

Arachnosquire
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Jan 7, 2015
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Hi

I'm in exactly your situation except mine hatched today or yesterday! It took about four weeks. If she's guarding it there's a chance it's fertile providing she's wild caught and hasn't moulted in your care.

I increased the temperature very slightly about four days ago. Not sure if it helped or if the hatch was a coincidence, and I didn't measure the difference so take that with a grain of salt!

With regard to feeding, I offered once or twice but mine didn't seem interested. She ate the moment they hatched, so I'd offer plenty of water and wait.

Good luck!
 

bryangottalara

Arachnopeon
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Hi

I'm in exactly your situation except mine hatched today or yesterday! It took about four weeks. If she's guarding it there's a chance it's fertile providing she's wild caught and hasn't moulted in your care.

I increased the temperature very slightly about four days ago. Not sure if it helped or if the hatch was a coincidence, and I didn't measure the difference so take that with a grain of salt!

With regard to feeding, I offered once or twice but mine didn't seem interested. She ate the moment they hatched, so I'd offer plenty of water and wait.

Good luck!
I actually bought a male and female because I was planning to breed them, but I guess it turns out she was gravid even before I purchased her She's a wild caught species, I'm just not sure how long it takes for the eggs to hatch. The temperature in my house stays at about 77, but I do have refrigerated air and that tends to really cool things down...
 
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