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Neil
07-19-2008, 06:13 PM
Holy Molly I've got an egg sac!:eek: Ollie lent me his male Curly hair a while back to have a go at my girl.Shortly after the pairing she dug herself in and has pretty much stayed buried since.I haven't seen her for a few days so I thought I should see if she's OK,I turned the tank around an what do I see with my girl but a silky white egg sac:D.It's BIG Too! Cross your fingers and wish me(her) well,this is my first time trying to breed Tarantulas.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o191/snakeneil/035.jpg

darkhelmet
07-19-2008, 07:03 PM
*shudder*

i like my T's but holy crap i don't think i'd want a few hundred mini ones running around. good luck Neil!

Jen
07-19-2008, 07:08 PM
Good luck Neil!!! *shivers* Well u know how i feel bout them! :)

A&J Decals
07-19-2008, 07:10 PM
Stay right there Neil!!! I'll be right over with a can of Raid, and some Spider Spray to help with that "Infestation"!!!! Don't worry buddy, we'll get rid of them pesky critters!!!

Scott

Ollie
07-19-2008, 08:47 PM
Congrats Neil. I taught that little guy everything he knows!;) I see you're getting a lot of positive feedback. Save a few for me.
Do you know when she made the sac? Must be over a month, eh?
When I get back from Tucson I'm gonna pull the sac from my G. rosea and see if anything has developed. I doubt it. I'm expecting a dud sac.
Good luck with yours.

Neil
07-19-2008, 08:51 PM
I think it's not more than a week or so old.I'm gonna have to do a little research,I don't know what the heck to do with this thing!!

Ollie
07-19-2008, 09:50 PM
If its only a week or so then you have lots of time. Some people pull the sacs after 30 days or so and then raise the young in an incubator set up or you can leave the sac with the female and let them develop naturally. Still if the sac is good you'll need a supply of small food items. Newly hatched crickets or fruit flies.

moses
07-19-2008, 11:09 PM
wow congrats im all excited to now lol i love little slings

nox invictus profundum
07-20-2008, 06:31 AM
(sound of Joe's evil laughter, followed by the Imperial March theme)
Good show Neil!! Let me know if and when you have B albopilosum for sale!!

Michael
07-20-2008, 07:46 AM
congrats Neil, good luck with the sac:D

Apryl
07-20-2008, 09:05 PM
That's awesome! Let us know about your progress - I bet Michelle is really happy about it ;) How many are you keeping?

Neil
08-17-2008, 01:50 PM
Bad news for the eggsac.I looked in on her today and she had abandoned the eggsac so I removed it and cut it open and found all the eggs dryed out.:(
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o191/snakeneil/002-17.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o191/snakeneil/003-27.jpg

Rachel
08-17-2008, 02:37 PM
awww sorry to hear that Neil

darkhelmet
08-17-2008, 02:46 PM
boo :( just a temperature/humidity issue you figure?

better luck next time!

dragon lady
08-17-2008, 03:22 PM
Sorry to hear that better luck next time.
If you don't succeed the first time, TRY, TRY, TRY again but found what happen first.

A&J Decals
08-17-2008, 03:25 PM
I did not know that Spiders laid "Green Giant Niblet Corn"....Very Interesting!!!!


Sucks about the eggs though......even though they would have turned into "Ewwww"........Spiders!!

Scott
SMG

moses
08-17-2008, 06:37 PM
damn thats tooo bad :( sorry to hear about your loss me and my fiance were realy looking forward to the little bugers

BioPhiliac
08-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Sorry to hear that Neil...
I lost 2 irminias to humidity.
Doesn't feel good...

Better luck next time anyways...
Try her again...?

Neil
08-17-2008, 08:55 PM
Yea,I've never tried breeding T's before so it's my fault.I let the cage get dried out ,I just wasn't thinking,stupid mistake.

Michael
08-17-2008, 10:27 PM
sorry to hear that Neil. i wish you the best with your next breeding!

BioPhiliac
08-18-2008, 11:32 AM
I just thought of something... I'm sure it's irrelevant now, however.

I had an egg-sac from a jumping spider, and it dried up as well, same thing...
But I didn't get to cleaning out the little container for maybe a week.
I went to throw out the sac and what not after letting the mother go,
and found 1 little spiderling in the container with all the 'dead' eggs...

I'm sure you looked very well Neil,
but for anyone else who has a sac 'die' in the future...
Look well, you may get lucky and have one little spiderling waiting to cheer you up.

Melanie
08-18-2008, 11:52 AM
Well at least now you have some experience for next time:)