New sac, Tap violaceus

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Arachnoknight
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I'm having good luck with these little guys, just got my second sac in one month! I'll be pulling the first sac in about a week so wish me luck. I was shocked when a lil 3.5" male molted mature but he definitely had the right stuff :D

 

Harrod

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Grats on the two sacs! Have you thought about letting mom take care of the sac until they hatch? With taps I have found they do much better hatching when they are kept with the female. Female taps are very good moms. I'm not saying they can't be incubated. I have just had poor results incubating them as well as a few others I know. Anyways good luck!!!
 

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Arachnoknight
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Grats on the two sacs! Have you thought about letting mom take care of the sac until they hatch? With taps I have found they do much better hatching when they are kept with the female. Female taps are very good moms. I'm not saying they can't be incubated. I have just had poor results incubating them as well as a few others I know. Anyways good luck!!!
My only fear with this approach is catching the babies and the female will feed a bit sooner if I pull the sac from her. I suppose I could put her container inside a larger one to capture especially independent slings.

Anyone else had a problem incubating Tap eggs?
 

Harrod

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As far as catching the babies it is a bit tougher but not that difficult. They tend to stick to their web. Mom can be tough to remove but a little prodding will get her on her way.
 

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:drool::drool: Congrats! Must add some more Taps to my collection.
 
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