Z. Spinimana just laid her eggs. Advice on care after hatch

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I've read a few threads about eggsacs, but still have some specific questions.

Currently, I have a large homemade plastic container with air holes the size of the tip of a toothpick, two small doors. Inside, a mature male (probably close to death) and a mother and her eggs enclosed by her webs attached to a corner. The male seems to go crazy when I used to take him out so I put him back in with her and he calms down. He has stopped eating completely, but she still eats.

My concern is how can I make the home comfortable for the babies when they hatch? What is my role in care for them, if the mother is still there for them. What do I feed them?

Also, should I leave the male in there? Can I take him out? Or does it not matter?

Thank you! Any advice is appreciated!
 

pannaking22

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I'd take the male out just to be safe. Don't really need him stressing the female unnecessarily, especially if she's guarding a sac. The slings will need higher humidity to survive, so I would probably separate them from the mom once it looks like the sac is going to hatch. I don't know much about zoropsid maternal care, but I would assume they don't do anything once the sac hatches. You can probably feed them fruit flies and pinhead crickets. I would let the slings cannibalize a little bit first to weed out the weakest individuals and make their numbers more manageable for you.
 
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