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Steve Dye
12-03-12, 11:08 PM
Genus
Psalmopoeus

Species
cambridgei

Date female moulted last
01/07/2011

Date male matured
?

Last mating date
25/09/2011

Mating behaviour
Very simple, the male held back a little at first and then lots of tapping communication, followed by a swift and forceful insertion.
There were two successful insertions.

Tank conditions and temperatures before mating
Temperatures around 25C with humidity around 60-70%.

Feeding schedule before mating
The female an adult male dubia roach weekly prior to mating.

Tank conditions and temperatures after mating
Temperatures around 27C with humidity around 80-85%, raised to this by soaking the substrate to saturation and then weekly mistings until production of the eggsac at which no more water or mistings until after the eggsac was removed

Feeding schedule after mating
1 male Dubi cockroach per week until sac production.

Date eggsac produced
29/10/2011

Date eggsac removed/hatched
20/11/2011

Development times of nymphs
at 30 days N2

Total number of spiderlings
89

Additional notes
First nymph moulted into a sling on 15/12/2011.

Second sac laid on 14/01/2012