My grass spider laid an egg sac what do i do?????

SmokinNightOwl

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So I have a female north american grass spider agelenopsis sp. So she has a egg sac suspended in her web with some substrate on it and shes next to it constantly guarding it my questions are
How long until I should pull the egg sac?
I dont have room to keep these eggs unless some one wants to buy or even just take these little guys off of my hands so what do I do with them?
How long does it take to hatch?
There is barely any info on this species so it's like trail and error when keeping them lol
 

Poonjab

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I’d just let it hatch. Then when time comes, rehouse spider into new enclosure and set the lil ones free.
 

Sarkhan42

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If this is a native species it would definitely be easiest to just set the babies free, but like NYAN said only if its native- don't want to go introducing new species. I also wouldn't pull the sac like you would with a T, just let it stay with the mother until the babies develop.
 

SmokinNightOwl

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Ok well I'm afraid the babies would climb the enclosure or I wouldn't b able to find them all or whatever or they would get out and it's a native speceis I caught her in my house actually I'm afraid they would climb out of the air holea or something that's all. I just dont want to stress the mother so I will let it hatch and collect the mother and set the enclosure outside and empty it out. Would that b best??? What do u guys think???

Btw thanks for your help I think I will let them hatch and go free. Cause I really care for the mother shes amazing I love watching her and shes such a chill and cool Spooder that's why I'm willing to do what it takes not to stress her out I would hate to have to temporarily move her while I let the babies go free but it is what it is oh can the babies climb the plastic I mean the enclosure is pretty big and tall so I would think they wouldn't b able to get through the top at all I actually bought this enclosure at the exotic pet store instead of making it like my other ones

One more thing my male since I caught him has been acting strange and wont eat live crickets it's almost he becomes friends with them when I put a live one in like he will try and catch and miss and then just go like whatever idk it's just strange

Do u think she will eat while shes guarding her eggs

Never mind on the last one she caught that cricket like a champ I swear she is always down for food I think I'm gonna finally give her a name so Sophia is her name now.
 
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Ungoliant

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One more thing my male since I caught him has been acting strange and wont eat live crickets it's almost he becomes friends with them when I put a live one in like he will try and catch and miss and then just go like whatever idk it's just strange
That's normal for mature males; they don't have much of an appetite. If you're trying to extend his lifespan, make sure he always has access to water.
 

Albireo Wulfbooper

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Take an old pair of sheer nylons and stretch them over the enclosure to cover the air holes. They won’t restrict airflow, but will keep the babies from escaping.
 

Veles

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as soon as the little things hatch, release them. keeping so many of them will be a hassle.
 
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