Some help please!

Ethel Webster

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20170325_163758.jpg 20170325_163433.jpg I bought my first P. Regius on 1st March and she had been at the shop for 3 months or so before I got her. I later found out that she's wild caught. Soo, last week I noticed a thick white(ish) parcel on the top of her hammock. I have been told that it's an egg sac like I thought. Being wild caught is there any chance that the sac is fertile? Do they retain sperm? If it is fertile, how long is it likely to be until babies emerge from the nest?
 

Ungoliant

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Being wild caught is there any chance that the sac is fertile?
If she was already mature when you got her, it could be a viable sac. However, jumpers do sometimes make dud sacs.


Do they retain sperm?
They retain sperm for long after mating and can produce more than one sac from a single mating.


If it is fertile, how long is it likely to be until babies emerge from the nest?
I don't know what the gestation period is, but I would expect about 50-200 spiderlings if it's viable.
 
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