OBT Communal Experiment

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I already have the pics on my computer...I could have them up in 5 mins. :}
 

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Reading that other thread makes me glad you didn't choose me to trade for your OBT slings. :}

Good pics though.

--Joe
 

billopelma

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I started with 9 2nd instar P. murinus sac mates a year ago, every time I rehouse a couple more are missing. As of the last rehousing a few weeks ago I'm down to one, pretty much a gradual but total failure. Even though they're cheap I wouldn't bother trying again, though I know other people have had some success.

I've had a Hysterocrates group going for over a year also started with 9 slings. Lost two early on that just curled up and died and still have the other 7.

My 3 different H. incei groups are all still going (minus a lot of matured males) after two years with 2nd generation slings all over the place.

Started with 1.2.0 trio's of both P. formosa and P. rufilata almost 3 years ago, both males are long gone/matured and the females are still together and doing fine.


Bill
 

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wow thats pretty cool.
so theyre arboreal?
They have been called arboreal, they have been called terrestrial.

I call them heavy webbers. They'll web up the enclosure no matter how you set it up. :)

--Joe
 

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They have been called arboreal, they have been called terrestrial.

I call them heavy webbers. They'll web up the enclosure no matter how you set it up. :)

--Joe
yeap...heavy webbers alright.
i think i'll get a taller enclosure.
pretty cool seeing those arboreal-like webs.
 

Dave

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They have been called arboreal, they have been called terrestrial.

I call them heavy webbers. They'll web up the enclosure no matter how you set it up. :)

--Joe
I've had an adult female for about a year now. The only thing in her enclosure is a long piece of bamboo set diagonally to fit. She webbed the entrance and a second "door" further down in, and that's all she's ever webbed. Recently she came out and started to web just a little towards the back of the cage, changed her mind and went back to the bamboo! She had the cage before I bought her very well webbed up. I think she just likes the tube shaped burrow.
 

Warren Bautista

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I can sort of see a "hierarchy" going on. The larger one are sort of pushing the smaller ones around, and they look like they are getting the most space in the web.
 

Warren Bautista

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BTW, the tube has gotten MUCH larger. It stretches across the top in a large "sheet" web.
 

Warren Bautista

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So, all but 2 of them have moved into the larger tube web.

You'd be amazed what 15 baby spiders could do in 48 hours. lol
 

Steve Calceatum

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So, all but 2 of them have moved into the larger tube web.

You'd be amazed what 15 baby spiders could do in 48 hours. lol
I was amazed at what ONE did in that that length of time, so I just giggle with delight at the thought of 15 of those little buggers going to town. :cool:
 

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With their low cost and them being on my list anyways, I might want to do something like this when I buy OBT slings. I'd seperate mine late, too.

So when they're REALLY little, how on earth do you provide ventilation for them? I read their slings when they emerge from the sac are very small.
 

Warren Bautista

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All is still going good.

I counted 13 last night, the other 2 were most likely hiding.
 

paul fleming

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there are lots trying OBT communes over here in the UK at the moment.
Check out some of the UK spider/reptile forums...interesting reading.
paul
 

jb7741

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I wussed out and separated mine. I wasn't willing to lose any.

Good job on trying it out.
 
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