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Andrew King
19-02-09, 10:17 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forum so I don't know If I'm posting this in the right place but thought I would share this with you. I bred my Lasiodora Parahybana, Madam Octa with Mary's MM Noel on November 15th 2008. She hasn't eaten a lot since the mating so its just a case if waiting and hoping now. Here are some pics

Before the Mating
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP2731.jpg

During the mating
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP4289.jpg

Shortly after mating
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP4482.jpg

A few weeks after mating
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP4793.jpg

Peter Lacey
19-02-09, 10:24 PM
Good pix Andrew, that was a fun event, especially when the male ran out screaming "she nearly bit me"! :)

Oh, and the biscuit eating, yuk!

mary walters
21-02-09, 07:06 PM
Yeah we have some smashing meets here, matings and biscuit eating contests lol.

Back to Octa, Andrew she looks gravid to me, looking at a few things on the different pics.

Poor Noel is one of our first breeding ever, he is an old boy now, but still takes the odd cricket.

Good luck Andrew, aunty M xxxxxxxx

Trev has looked at pics and agrees with me.

Andrew King
23-02-09, 07:12 PM
Here are some new pics taken today.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5073.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5075.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5077.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5078.jpg

mary walters
24-02-09, 07:32 AM
Looks like it mate, woot, more para slongs.

Leanne King-Smith
24-02-09, 01:59 PM
Let's hope she is, gazzilions of slings :D

Good job we've started collecting film pots eh? :D:D

mary walters
24-02-09, 03:23 PM
We gonna need them mate lol, what with the cambridgeis here as well, keep us busy.

Leanne King-Smith
03-03-09, 04:52 PM
We gonna need them mate lol, what with the cambridgeis here as well, keep us busy.

And Blondi slongs, fingers x'd :D

Really hoping for Octa :)

James Box
03-03-09, 07:56 PM
fingers crossed for Octa, she is a lovely T and the mating was fun to watch!
good old Noel, still going after so long, over 3 years isn't it now, Mary?
just goes to show, with a bit of care, a male doesn't have to die as early as often thought.

mary walters
04-03-09, 11:43 AM
fingers crossed for Octa, she is a lovely T and the mating was fun to watch!
good old Noel, still going after so long, over 3 years isn't it now, Mary?
just goes to show, with a bit of care, a male doesn't have to die as early as often thought.

He hatched in May 2004 James and is still eating occasionally.

James Box
05-03-09, 04:16 PM
when did he mature?

mary walters
06-03-09, 07:41 AM
when did he mature?

3 or 4 years ago James, Madam Octa was his last mating, so lets hope for more lil Noels, got a few here from his sac with Button.

James Box
11-03-09, 10:58 AM
hear that, everyone? a seemingly viable male parahybana mature for 3-4 years and still going! i suspect this is largely due to how he is looked after!!
well done Mary and Trev!

mary walters
11-03-09, 02:55 PM
Thanks James love, it just proves males don't have to die so soon, and I hope after reading this a few more males live to a ripe old age too.

Leanne King-Smith
12-03-09, 08:24 AM
Thanks James love, it just proves males don't have to die so soon, and I hope after reading this a few more males live to a ripe old age too.

That'd be great :)

mary walters
12-03-09, 07:48 PM
Sure would Lea, too many males are completely ignored after maturing out of plain ignorance.

The first male I bought, Noel's dad Coulthard, I was told not to feed him as he wouldn't eat, I fed him and watered him and we had him for 3 years, he was mature when I bought him.

Leanne King-Smith
13-03-09, 01:11 PM
Sure would Lea, too many males are completely ignored after maturing out of plain ignorance.

The first male I bought, Noel's dad Coulthard, I was told not to feed him as he wouldn't eat, I fed him and watered him and we had him for 3 years, he was mature when I bought him.

Just goes to show they can still have a long and happy life, if they are just well cared for :)

Andrew King
04-05-09, 02:35 PM
6 months after mating :)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5965.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5963.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5961.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z142/pumpkinette_2007/IMGP5956.jpg

Peter Lacey
04-05-09, 04:13 PM
I can hear her say it now

"does my bum look big in this"

mary walters
04-05-09, 06:17 PM
Trust you Peter.

Looks good mate.


Oh yes, Noel is 5 year old on 20th of May, he took a cricket on Friday. I also have a 4 year old mm klugi I had from a wee sling. MM do NOT have to die young.

James Box
13-05-09, 09:30 PM
she is looking great, very gravid by the look of it!
Noel is doing well...so much for males and sell by dates, eh?