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chris raeburn
03-09-09, 06:16 PM
Hi everyone,

Success with Cyriocosmus elegans. I raised these from Spidershop spiderlings bought in August 08.

01-05-09 - Paired.
There was minimal courtship before the female dragged the male into her burrow and i was sure he was being eaten. He re-appeared after a few hours non the worst for it. I'd not heard of this from breeding reports i'd read - most reports seem to have them paired in new breeding containers and not in existing burrows. I've since paired C. leetzi and the same happened - it seems to be the Cyrio' way to drag them underground.

02-07-09 - 2nd mating with the same male.

19-07-09 - made egg sac

02-09-09 - 46 days - removed and opened sac. 101 spiderlings.

I am new to breeding and so did not want to incubate nymphs myself. I also didnt want to sift tiny spiderlings from substrate with a 'natural' hatch - ive done this with OBT's and it takes forever! - so iv'e been been watching the sac very closely since week4. Most online reports say 4 - 6 weeks for hatching. The sac noticeably 'plumped up' a few days ago so I finally took it from the female and opened it, to find 101 spiderlings, moulted and raring to go.

I am chuffed to bits!

All best


Phil Rea
03-09-09, 11:18 PM
Well done Chris :)

andy hood
11-09-09, 08:35 PM
congratulations on a good hatch chris