- Jul 19, 2019
Crawlspace laid a phantom egg sac about a week ago and has been meticulously caring for it even though the eggs were not viable. She also displayed increased sensitivity to her surroundings and defensiveness. The slightest vibration would cause her to react. Today I pulled it because I didn't want the eggs to start rotting or getting moldy. She eagerly gave up the sac in exchange for a fat, juicy cricket. After I removed the sac, she began to eat the excess webbing around where she laid the eggs. I cut the sac open and examined the contents: 140 eggs were inside. This was my first time dealing with this and it was fascinating to watch her behavior as she laid the eggs and protected the sac. I think she would probably be a good mother if I ever decided to breed her in the future.