Phyrnus marginemaculatus breeding

Deroplatys

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How easy/difficult are these to breed?
I really want to be breed them at might be getting 5 individuals, setting me back quite a bit, parents wont look to kindly on me getting any more inverts ever again if they just drop dead without breeding after that :(
 

Deroplatys

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Anyone here ever bred them then?
Anyway here's their set up, thinking of planting a fern behind the large amonite on the right.

 

Banshee05

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hi,
i breed them since hmm 2years now, second generation. no problems anyway. keeping like all Phrynus spp. with a little hibernation, adult females seperated houses, just for the mating together with the males.

... so any specific questions?
 

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Thanks :)
Does my set up look ok for the time that they are together before seperation?
How do they hibernate in captivity?
 

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yes looks ok, but you cannot do much wrong ;)
important are just hiding places, humidity, tempreature, and a place where they can molt "head to the ground"

i put them 4 weeks to 20°C in my second room on the ground... but this depends on the origins... mine are from florida... but i don'T know exactly... so just a little bit after giving birth in late summer.
 

Deroplatys

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Ah ok :)
So they need hibernating after they give birth?
Would the young also hibernate with them?
I made sure there are many hiding places for each of them, there's quite a bit of moss at the back which should help the humidity :)
Mine were apparanty got from Florida aswell, but not sure exactly :confused:
Thanks again for the replies :)
 

Banshee05

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i think it is not nessesary... but you have in januar periods with 15°C during the night... so it might be good for them. i also put the youngs after the 2nd molt a little bit colder.
no problem for the questions!!
 

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Thats good to know, one more question, how many individuals would you reccomend for a good chance of breeding?
I was getting 5 but the seller just told me im getting 3, pretty annoyed :wall:
 

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Thats good to know, one more question, how many individuals would you reccomend for a good chance of breeding?
I was getting 5 but the seller just told me im getting 3, pretty annoyed :wall:
what does that matter if you can get only 3. Do you want to create the rest? :confused: :D;)

anyways, 5 would increase the chance of having both sexes, but maybe you are lucky.....
 

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I ordered 5, paid for 5, even checked their site days later and apparantly they still had some left, but i got an email to say im now only getting 3. I wanted 5 because i really want to breed them. The only species available over here commonly is just Damon diadema, would be great if another species was succesfully bred. 5 would give me a good chance of mixed sexes, just 3 is really pushing it, as for luck i rarely have any :wall:
 

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Well i've just finally got back home and im not getting just 3 whip scorpions, they are MISSING 3 whip scorpions. Meaning im going to get 2 unsexed individuals, im going to cancel if they havent already sent them. Looks like the only ones we'll be able to get here are the same old D.diadema :(
 

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Well i've just finally got back home and im not getting just 3 whip scorpions, they are MISSING 3 whip scorpions. Meaning im going to get 2 unsexed individuals, im going to cancel if they havent already sent them. Looks like the only ones we'll be able to get here are the same old D.diadema :(
keep in touch with Banshee05, he sometimes sells whips.......
 

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Dont think i can afford oversea's postage though :(
Well my 2 arrived today, they seem healthy, but im going to see if anyone round here wanted to trade for more D.diadema, rather have a better chance breeding them than a remote chance breeding these :(
 

Banshee05

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it is realy no problem to raise them and breed, so if you have luck, this two are enogh. Otherwise i can ship in spring-early summer. but it is always risky with whip spiders.
keep in touch.
 

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Thanks :)
The pair i got seem lively and healthy, they only brought in 15 which they said they lost a lot in a short space of time :confused:
I havent had a proper look at them, but one does seem to have a slightly more slender abdomen which is greener than the other one. I suspect its just moulted and the colouration is developing. Its a shame that the remaining Phrynus was split up, it would of been better if one person had lots to breed with than a cpuple people have a two at most :(
 

Banshee05

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of course, i am always the meaning that this is the better way, especially in that kind of species. Not much people realy love and breed them over a longer period of time, so it is very important just to sell every time a breeding group, not single species, etc.
contact me in spring again via mail.
bye
 
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