Ups and downs of spider breeding

Jmugleston

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Brachypelma klaasi
I was really hoping our first attempt at B. klaasi would be successful. This is the second female to lay. The first dropped a lopsided eggsac that didn't make it. This is the second. Everything looked good, but failed again. We have one more to go. But if the next girl drops a dud eggsac too there is always next year.




Psalmopoeus irminia:
I have some poor luck with this species. Only about half the eggsacs are successful. This one was one of the bad ones. We have two others incubating now so hopefully some of the others are good.





Now the good part.
Heteroscodra maculata:
I really like this species. They're common but they'll always be a favorite.








P. pederseni:
Of course you can't go wrong with more pokies.






 

Rue

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Excellent photos! Thanks! I'm learning so much from this board! :D
 

crawltech

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Ive said it before, and i`ll say it again...awsome work, Jmug!....very insperational!
 

bliss

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Congrats on the H macs and the pederseni!

That's too bad about the Klaasi. Some brachys are just flat out HARD.
 

mitchrobot

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good job on the sacs! whats the count on the h.macs?

bummer on the klaasi, but good luck with future pairings :eek:
 

Jmugleston

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good job on the sacs! whats the count on the h.macs?

bummer on the klaasi, but good luck with future pairings :eek:
Haven't counted yet. I pull the H. maculata eggsacs pretty early (day 8-10) so they're just eggs when I cut open the sac. They're post embryos now but once they reach 1st instar I'll put them in a nursery container and count them. I'm guessing ~ 125-150 as it looks about as big as her eggsac last year. I'm awful at guessing the number of slings though.
 
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