- Oct 10, 2002
i checked on my H. maculata last night, the one with an eggsac. her abdomen looks like a raisen. its all shriveled and wrinkled and is about the size of the eraser of a pencil. i dropped a pinky in there hoping shed eat it but she didnt. i misted the plastic by her so she could drink, but this morning its still the same, and when i checked her she was on the ground. she quickly jumped back to the sac when she noticed i was there. im afraid shes going to die. its day 17 since the eggsac was laid, i was planning on taking it around day 30 or 35. should i take it now so shell eat and drink, or is this normal for a mother tarantula? this is my first eggsac, any input would be great.