New breeding project ( H. lividum )

MrT

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Yesterday I went by a local T shop, you know, just looking.
Well they had a newly matured male cobalt blue for $10.00.
He is tiny in size, but big in attitude.

So, its breeding time. But I'm looking for advise for you all in this regard. I dont want to just put him in with the female to be consumed. To tell the truth, I'm a little scared.

I'm going to feed him for a week or so to get his weight up.
Please let me know what you think.

Ernie
 

Brandon

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Ernie,
Awsome find! H lividums are very gental lovers, Iv never had a female attack a male, they also do a great deal of talking. Best of luck to you/

Sincerely,

Brandon
 

Chris

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Fire an email over to Martin H or Volker VanWorth...

They both seem to be the resident asian spider breeding experts here.
 

MrT

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Originally posted by Brandon
Ernie,
Awsome find! H lividums are very gental lovers, Iv never had a female attack a male, they also do a great deal of talking. Best of luck to you/

Sincerely,

Brandon
Brandon,
Have you had a successful breeding w/ hatched eggs?

Ern
 

shmidti

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You are going to have to wait until the male makes a sperm web to charge his palps. Best way to make sure female gets pregnant is to introduce male to her enclosure, observe the breeding, then take the male out untill he produces another sperm web (about a week or so) then intro him again, you should breed them about 3 times to make sure that she is gravid.
 
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From my haplopelma breeding experience the males and females seem to be very nice with each other. The females are receptive. THis may vary between species however.
 

Henry Kane

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Which is very strange, Jacen, since you're pairing up 2 different species.

Atrax
 

MrT

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Originally posted by Atrax
Which is very strange, Jacen, since you're pairing up 2 different species.

Atrax

You lost me Atrax,:?

Ernie
 

Henry Kane

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Oops, sorry Ernie. It's a little inside joke between me and Tarantula. ;)
BTW, I wish you the best of luck on your Cobalt breeding project. :)

Atrax
 

Weapon-X

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re

i recently seen a pic of a very very fat looking cobalt here was that yours brandon? i would definetly keep an eye on them regardless of species, and of cousr wait until he charges his palps, kelly swift has a pretty cool thing on his site about breeding cobalts, jacen why did you change your username?--Jeff
 

BigSam

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Hey Ernie I was just snooping through arachnopets and I seen this thread have you ever breed those cobalts?

Sam,
 

MrT

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Originally posted by BigSam
Hey Ernie I was just snooping through arachnopets and I seen this thread have you ever breed those cobalts?

Sam,
No,
Turns out she was with eggs when I bought her.
She droped a sac, but ate it.

I sent the male to Type-o to breed with his. His molted soon after mating. So all was lost..


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Martin H.

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Ernie,

Originally posted by MrT

So, its breeding time. But I'm looking for advise for you all in this regard. I dont want to just put him in with the female to be consumed. To tell the truth, I'm a little scared.
don't worry, breeding H. lividum is really easy and very calm. In my experience they are less "aggressive" than most Brachypelma sp.!

see also this thread (scroll down a little bit): >>click here<<


all the best,
Martin
 

metzgerzoo

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A new book

After all of the threads I've seen receintely on the mating of tarantulas and the "comentary" that occompanies them, I'm going to write a romance novel. I'm going to call it:

"The Art of Eight Legged Love";P =D
 
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