Rosie love gone bad

jwb121377

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Well it was almost the last day in the life of my male G rosea thanks to my cranky female. I put him in the encloser and he sat there for a little while, then he walks up to the female and touches her palp, when all of sudden she goes nuts and chases him. Well I about had a heart attack because I didn't see it comming. I just hope it means that she is gravid and not just being cranky. Here are a few pics from the breeding cluster.
 

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Botar

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Those are the red-est red phase I've ever seen. I hope you get an egg sack. Is it common for a gravid female to be "less than receptive"?

Botar
 

SoCalKyle

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I totally agree with botar, those are exectionally red red phases. I would like to see some slings come from them.
 

jwb121377

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Originally posted by Botar
Those are the red-est red phase I've ever seen. I hope you get an egg sack. Is it common for a gravid female to be "less than receptive"?

Botar
Thank you, both were petco finds. I think they seem less receptive when gravid. The trantula keepers guide makes mention of this also.
 

Immortal_sin

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I would concur, from the behaviour I've witnessed. My gravid females always either eat, or attempt to eat the hapless male.
Love those red phase colors!
 

luther

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Wow, nice red phase. Makes me think my rosea is in greyscale.
 

minax

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Nice T's

Great looking T's ,Jeremy!! That reminds me of a old Van-Halen song.......Good Girl Gone Bad!!:D
 

dennis

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Is the change of getting red-phase spiderlings from 2 red-phase rosies bigger then from 2 gray-phase rosies?

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jwb121377

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Originally posted by dennie
Is the change of getting red-phase spiderlings from 2 red-phase rosies bigger then from 2 gray-phase rosies?

Dennis
I have no clue if it helps the chances or not. I would like to think there is a good chance that at least some will be red phase if I should get a egg sac. Anyone else have any ideas on the probablity of red phase slings?
 
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