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AbraxasComplex
03-31-2008, 03:34 PM
Hey, so I'm a tad bit new. I live in Calgary, but visit Edmonton every couple months. I noticed your Arachnid forum is more active then the TARAS arachnid forum, so I've decided it may be worthwhile to chat in here.


But anyway, I'll start off with some Tarantula Porn:

So I have a communal settup of Avicularia avicularia, but none are ready to breed... besides my ever so horny male. Sadly he will most likely die before he can deposit his seed, but that doesn't mean he won't try!

Here he is with one of the three juvenile females:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/nite~shade/th_001-2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v291/nite~shade/?action=view&current=001-2.flv)

AbraxasComplex
03-31-2008, 04:08 PM
Oh and by the way, the sound effects on the video are me. I got a little too excited.

Tarantula Canada
03-31-2008, 04:36 PM
You might be surpised... A. avicularia females can be mature at relatively small size. A. avic males also keep fertility for well over a year after they reach maturity, so you still have time for your females to grow a bit.

Here is a pic of an A. avic communal terrarium I had a few years ago:

http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/attachment.php?attachmentid=20053&stc=1&d=1082510119

AbraxasComplex
03-31-2008, 04:37 PM
Beautiful tank... how many did you have in there?

Brother Nature
03-31-2008, 04:40 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Neil
03-31-2008, 05:10 PM
Too bad your not in Edmonton I've got a Female here...
Talking about avics do they have to be the same size to be together? I've jot a mature (I think)female and a 1 1/2" juvie.

AbraxasComplex
03-31-2008, 06:04 PM
Too bad your not in Edmonton I've got a Female here...
Talking about avics do they have to be the same size to be together? I've jot a mature (I think)female and a 1 1/2" juvie.


Usually. But I have a baby red claw scorpion and 4 adults together peacefully for months (in a 20 gallon). Same with 3 different generations of tailless whip scorpion in their own enclosure (6'x2'x1').

So size difference can be an issue with a small cage, in a large one with many visual barriers, many different hiding places, and an ample food source the risk (though still there) has been reduced considerably.

Tarantula Canada
03-31-2008, 06:20 PM
Beautiful tank... how many did you have in there?

At its maximum there were 7 adults in the terrarium.

Ollie
03-31-2008, 06:31 PM
Welcome to this forum,

Quite a coincidence actually. I saw your posting on AB and I was wondering if a young had hatched yet from your Euphrynichus amanica. I was going to PM you yesterday but I ran out of time. I would surely like to purchase a pair from you if and when they are available. Do you keep any other amblypygids other than D. diadema that is?

Ollie

GreenEyedHawk
03-31-2008, 07:06 PM
LOL nice background music there dude.

AbraxasComplex
03-31-2008, 09:15 PM
Welcome to this forum,

Quite a coincidence actually. I saw your posting on AB and I was wondering if a young had hatched yet from your Euphrynichus amanica. I was going to PM you yesterday but I ran out of time. I would surely like to purchase a pair from you if and when they are available. Do you keep any other amblypygids other than D. diadema that is?

Ollie


The eggs haven't actually hatched... the membrane holding them has darkened to a reddish brown colour (from being clear). No breeding information is available for this species so it could be possible that after exposing the eggs, they hold them for some time. D.diadema does seem to show a dark, nearly black "bubbling" on their underside for weeks before they give birth. Perhaps this species does the same thing, but with a more translucent protective layer. I have had D.diadema abort their egg sacs, so I think if these eggs were dead my E.amanica would abort them.


I am trying to get a small Phrynus species from Florida as we speak.

Alberta Bred Geckos
04-01-2008, 12:26 AM
Welcome to the forums

Michael
04-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Nice video, welcome to the boards!