Will the sac be fertile?

KJE

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I just checked on my P. irminia and she is holding another eggsac!

I pulled her last sac at the end of February. One 11 eggs made it to 2nd instar.

She started eating really well right after I pulled the first sac. A week or two ago she webbed herself back into the corner of her enclosure.

Are P. irminia known to double clutch?
 

Alice

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ot necessarily known to, but all species seem to double clutch from time to time. so yes, there is a chance the second sac is fertile. i would just treat it as if it were fertile untill proven wrong. good luck wih it, maybe this time you'll get more live slings!
 

Vermis

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I've heard that P. cambridgei usually double clutch, so it's no great stretch to imagine P. irminia does the same. Sometimes.
 

ShadowBlade

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Yes, cambridgei are rather well known for double-clutching, its no surprise that irminia does too. Treat it just like its fertile.

-Sean
 
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Sharpy808

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I have been told that it is quite common for this species to double clutch. I had spoken to a breeder just a month or 2 ago about breeding this same species and he says they will tend to avarage around 30-35 eggs per sack (his experience).

Let us know how it goes with the second one.

GL
 

KJE

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Yeah, I searched the boards and found a few things on P. cambridgei double clutching. I just couldn't find anything on P. irminia. I will definately treat it as fertile until I find out for sure.

I'm not sure if she put enough webbing around this one. I can kind of see yellowish stuff through the web. I hope it doesn't dry out or anything.

I'm going to leave her alone with it and see what happens.
 

KJE

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I pulled the sac today. There are 5 eggs w/leggs and the other eggs look pretty good too. This double clutch was fertile! Yay! Now I'm hoping for more than 11 deveoping.
 
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