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Latrodectus breeding questions

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by NYAN, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
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    Both males are dead already. The one was wrapped in silk, which isn’t the way the male sacrifices himself if I recall and the other was just dead at the bottom. I hope you’re correct about the babies.
     
  2. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    I have seen both here also (have 6 mated females here), all producing vial slings... It will be fine, within 4 weeks you have your own cocoon's ;-)
     
  3. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    I can’t wait! Hopefully I can help make this species more available to hobbyists in the US.
     
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  4. JoP

    JoP Arachnosquire

    I don't know if male widows are susceptible to widow venom (although I can't see why they wouldn't be), but maybe the female landed a bite on each male and they succumbed later? That might explain why one is dead at the bottom. Or the female consumed that one, and what you see on the floor is just the leftover bolus, and then she wrapped the other in silk to eat later, like a prey item?
     
  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Nope it’s the entire spider.
     
  6. Wild Wonambi

    Wild Wonambi Arachnopeon

    In general, what is the rate of cannibalism with the other species of the latrodectus genus?
     
  7. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    I think geometricus is up there with hasselti. Other species either don’t do it unless the male is mistaken for prey, or it isn’t well documented.
     
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  8. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Wow! I just caught her making her sac already!
     
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  9. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
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  10. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    And many will follow :)
     
  11. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Hopfully! My other female and my hesperus haven’t popped yet though. I still have 4 male hasselti and a female unmated. I also have 2 males and 1 hesperus unmated.
     
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  12. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    some are fast, some take it easy ;-) One of my faster lady has already her 4th cocoon, within small 2 months.. You will have plenty slings :)
     
  13. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Makes me want to pick up some new species to breed :).
     
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  14. Hi, I've noted that in nature, Females that are well fed tend to be much more forgiving than those whom have not had a large meal within a day or so of mating.
     
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  15. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    C35D1295-C9AA-4244-85A7-7C75BCD4470C.jpeg I mated my last hesperus and hasselti yesterday. Today I see this, latrodectus hesperus which I mated originally:
     
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  16. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    Nice!! Big cocoon also ;-)
     
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  17. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    Whats to dislike @Geb Arachnia Whitney ?
     
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  18. So sorry, must have clicked that by accident. Forgive one who means no harm, if you would.
     
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  19. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnoknight

    No worry ;)
     
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  20. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Mrs redback made another sac while I was at work. She decided to move to another area of the enclosure though and left the last one at her old hide.
     
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