Mated/Possible gravid Tarantula

BalfHeart29

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Hi,
I just would like to ask if It is safe to ship a mated/possible gravid tarantula in a 30 km distance?

Ps: thanks for the answers πŸ’–
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Tarantuland

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If it's 30km, couldn't you just drive it? I'm not experienced in this personally, but I have seen mated/possibly gravid females for sale.
 

BalfHeart29

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If it's 30km, couldn't you just drive it? I'm not experienced in this personally, but I have seen mated/possibly gravid females for sale.
I would also like to know if it is risky or would it affect the eggs or kill the female because of the travel. Thank you in advance
 

Poonjab

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Just drive it or meet in the middle. Cheaper and less hassle. Plus you know it made it to its destination.
 

BalfHeart29

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Just drive it or meet in the middle. Cheaper and less hassle. Plus you know it made it to its destination.
Thank you, I just would like to know just incase that situation happen? Would it affect the eggs and the mother? Like is there a possibility that the female might have a problem giving birth?
 

Matt Man

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all depends on how smooth the drive is and how much shock absorption you put around her
 

BalfHeart29

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Okay, thank you for that πŸ˜‡ have you experienced like that female died after a long travel? Even though its packed nicely
 

Matt Man

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Okay, thank you for that πŸ˜‡ have you experienced like that female died after a long travel? Even though its packed nicely
I had an (unknown to me) Gravid Female T albopilosus I transported a similar distance.
She did not die
She laid a Sac
The sac didn't produce spiderlings

Before I had her she had been transported 610 km.

I can't prove the travel affected her pregnancy, it could have just been a phantom sac. She is still alive and doing really well
 

BalfHeart29

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That's what I'm afraid of, that the eggs inside her might be affected.

It's going to be my first sac btw
 

Smotzer

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I would pick it up in person at that distance! No sense in risking shipping problems.
 

Matt Man

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I live in Southern CA, I drive more than 30k each direction to work 5 days a week. Hell, I'd deliver it by bike. I agree with @Smotzer. When you are concerned about things, eliminate all the things you cannot control. Shipping is something you cannot control.
 

BalfHeart29

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I have my own exotic rider/motorbike. I hope it will be fine

all you know is she has possibly mated, her being gravid is yet to be known, yes?
Yes, btw I have my own exotic rider. I hope its going to be safe its a motor bike btw.
 

RoachCoach

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OM<edit>G, don't transport fragile cargo via motorcycle. No offense, but seriously the way you Pinoy drive you are fighting an undertow and you aren't Michael Phelps. Don't pretend like you don't know what I am talking about.
 
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Gravid females are shipped without issue...often without even knowing.....as long as its packed properly I wouldnt worry.
 
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