My Amblypygids

mantisfan101

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Thought I’d start a thread about all of my whipspider sp. Granted I only have 3 but they’re one of my personal favorite species and I’m really hoping to breed all of them.

1.1 Damon medius, I had the female for about a little less than 2 years until I finally just got a male.
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Phrynus whitei, another personal favorite species. I have 4 specimens total, 3 definite females and one inconclusive one. I think it might be a male but I’ll wait to pair them to find out.
1.1(?) pair
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Female eating, this one mismolted evident by her curled legs and missing antenniform legs, but has been tongfed snd even took a roach down by herself(affectionately named Stubbs). These whitei have been the best eaters I’ve had so far, all eating on broad daylight and dispatching food in less than a minute for me.
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Paraphrynus cf. raptator or laevifrons, a bit confused on locale so I’ll probably wait for it to grow up.
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Phrynus barbadensis, 1.1. First species I’ve bred, still waiting for the eggs to hatch. Learned a lot(mostly patience) with this sp

1.1 pair
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Eggsac
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Fresh molt adult male
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schmiggle

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Always like seeing peoples' amblypygid collections. Thanks for posting
 

mantisfan101

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Quick update- checked on the barbadensis female and looks like eggs are close to hatching..hopefully by the end of this month to mid-December they’ll have hatched
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orchidloveXTM

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Wow! That Barbadensis pair looks great, hopefully mine can grow up like that. Congratulations on the hatch!
 

Caveternal

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Very nice collection! Speaking of mismolts , I am just wondering, if a spider (true spider in general ) looses a leg in a mismolt or something will it grow back eventually?
 

mantisfan101

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Very nice collection! Speaking of mismolts , I am just wondering, if a spider (true spider in general ) looses a leg in a mismolt or something will it grow back eventually?
If it’s full grown then it’s likely not going to regrow it, immatures regrow over s couple molts
 

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Not entirely sure why but these have been a bit slow to start eating, although this one spent a good few hours working on a roach abdomen
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Really awesome to see your successful hatch on these guys! Congrats!! I’ve been wanting to get into these guys again! But I’m moving far again next year so I’ve put a stop on all new additions until after I move sometime in 21. But after I do I really plan on getting another, or few amblypygids!!
I hope you have more successful molts on the young ones and they start feeding easier!
 

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Tried pairing my medius, didn’t go to plan and the male ended up grabbing the female and poked a hole in her. Long story short, a lot of white milky fluid began leaking out and I couldn’t save her. No pics of her, kinda shocked that I spent close to 2 years looking for a mate and a month after I do she’s gone just like that
 

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Tried pairing my medius, didn’t go to plan and the male ended up grabbing the female and poked a hole in her. Long story short, a lot of white milky fluid began leaking out and I couldn’t save her. No pics of her, kinda shocked that I spent close to 2 years looking for a mate and a month after I do she’s gone just like that
Really sorry to hear this, hope you can find another female. :depressed:
 

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Well I moved my whitei pair into a larger, more naturalistic enclosure with cork bark and the morning when I checked on them, I saw this-
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Seems to be a spermatophore, and I’ve cohabitated the pair together with styrofoam for a week before, and never saw a spermatophore, yet right after I moved them onto cork bark I find one not even 24 hours later. Even better, the head appears to be missing(correct me if I’m wrong)...perhaps there was something wrongs with humidity levels or some other factor, but I’ll definitely be looking into this more.
 

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Well I moved my whitei pair into a larger, more naturalistic enclosure with cork bark and the morning when I checked on them, I saw this-
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Seems to be a spermatophore, and I’ve cohabitated the pair together with styrofoam for a week before, and never saw a spermatophore, yet right after I moved them onto cork bark I find one not even 24 hours later. Even better, the head appears to be missing(correct me if I’m wrong)...perhaps there was something wrongs with humidity levels or some other factor, but I’ll definitely be looking into this more.
It does appear to be missing....Which would be exciting for you!! Fingers crossed 🤞

I cant comment on what would induce it over your other container with the styrofoam, maybe it was coincidence or maybe it was something physical with the surface of the cork bark, or maybe it was environmental??. I wouldnt dare say but interesting observation none the less.
 

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I’m not sure what it was but the whitei seem to have really taken off after I kept them with the cork bark. Maybe jt was higher humidity, a more comfortable surface, but I found another spermatophore today. The two also seem much more receptive to one another, with the pair facing each other face to face during the day and hunting a bit farther apart at night. Woke up today and found yet another spermatophore, so something must be going right in this new setup
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The pair, you can make out the two spermatophores by the male’s legs F3301C56-77BB-4327-A8A5-B692D98BF548.jpeg
 
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