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Talkenlate04

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Ok so I was pairing my mature male B albopilosum with my freshly mature female........ And as usual the male is being a little scaredy cat but that is typical of Brachy males till they lose their virginity. But he was vibrating around her tank but avoiding her at the same time.
So I decided to leave them alone for a while because the female was being very calm and responsive and following him around in circles trying to get some.
From the other room I heard loud vibrating responses. So I came back to my T room thinking they were about to get it on. Nope, but the mature proven B Vagans female close by was losing her mind. She was vibrating back really loud and often.
This is the first time I have had a different species respond to vibrations from a species other then its own. Anyone else out there have this happen?
 

DavidRS

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I had a C. huanini respond to the tapping of a pair of P. murinus in the tank next to it. Quite eery at the time.
 

Varden

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I've had similiar to this happen, although it was an N. chromatus female vibrating back to an L. difficulis male. Brachys are all so close, though, it wouldn't surprised me. And don't get me started about the vacuum. EVERYBODY drums back at the vacuum. :rolleyes:
 

Talkenlate04

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The vacuum really?
I was going to try and record that sound thats made by the male somehow..... mainly because I noticed the females that are to far along in there cycle dont respond to that at all. But if they are game they respond.
 

Alice

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i'm not surprised at that. in europe, a lot of vagans-albopilosum hybrids are around. those two species seem to be easysily paired up with each other and produce viable offspring (often sold as 'albogans'). however, don't do it. apart from all those good reasons against hybrids, they are plain ugly as adults ;)
 

green_bottle_04

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i'm not surprised at that. in europe, a lot of vagans-albopilosum hybrids are around. those two species seem to be easysily paired up with each other and produce viable offspring (often sold as 'albogans'). however, don't do it. apart from all those good reasons against hybrids, they are plain ugly as adults ;)
really?! could you get some pics of "albogans"???!?!?! ive never seen them and im interested to see what they look like! :D
 

Varden

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Yes, I don't know what it is, but the vacuum really turns those guys on. Funny, really. Doesn't do a thing for me.;)
 

Alice

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uh, a friend of mine has a 2" sling. i can try and get a pic of it, but you can easily google a pic.

hm, strange indeed, the vacuum doesn't do a thing for me either... except when i come home from work and its on, meaning my bf is doing the cleaning ;).
 
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