Phrynus longipes female with babies

micheldied

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The babies hatched out last night.
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Two of them fell off her and she never picked them up (I don't know if Amblypigid mothers even pick up fallen young), so I removed them. Hopefully they survive without her.

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pannaking22

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Nice, congrats on the young! Great to see people breeding more amblypygids!
 

chanda

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So cute! Sorry about the two that fell off. Unfortunately, in my experience (with D. diadema), any babies that fall off that young aren't going to make it - but if they do pull through, I'd love to hear how you did it!

Congratulations on the rest of the babies!
 

micheldied

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So cute! Sorry about the two that fell off. Unfortunately, in my experience (with D. diadema), any babies that fall off that young aren't going to make it - but if they do pull through, I'd love to hear how you did it!

Congratulations on the rest of the babies!
Thanks. I remember a thread from a while ago where someone raised a few babies that had fallen off (or maybe their mother died? I don't remember exactly) and successfully got them to 2nd instar and beyond, so hopefully these two pull through.
 

micheldied

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So the two that fell off while hatching into first instars just molted into second instars, at the same time as their siblings still with the mother. I will reintroduce these two to the others shortly.

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wizentrop

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Awesome result! Nice to see more than once that it is possible to save babies that fell off the mother.
 

micheldied

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Awesome result! Nice to see more than once that it is possible to save babies that fell off the mother.
Indeed. I didn't do anything special for them either, just carefully placed them on a piece of torn egg crate on some substrate.
 

Spores

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Glad to see some success in keeping the two younger ones alive! Keep us updated. I would love to see more cb amblies in the US hobby.
 
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