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    Default A. Geniculata

    After 2 months of waiting I pulled the genic sac today. After quick count (twice) I made it to be 593 N2's inside
    There was a few clumps of fungused eggs that had a few nymphs stuck to mass so i was glad that i pulled it now rather than later.


















    Last edited by Peter Roach; 14-12-11 at 01:41 AM.

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    Late congrats Peter!
    Iv just been looking on here for any A.genic success so glad i found this one. Iv just ordered an adult female for my male whos ready to breed.
    Were they easy to breed? Any special requirements or tips for this species?
    Cheers
    Kyle

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    I have heard that they can be a bit tricky especially with the female munching on the male but i didnt have any problems. After the female had moulted I started to feed her heavily on adult female dubia every other day for about a month, I then shark tanked the male for about 2 weeks before introducing him to her. He didnt have a clue where to go and tried frequently to mate with her from the side. He finally managed to get in the right position after about 45-50 minutes and it was all over in a few minutes. All this is from memory as my notes are at the other end of the garden in the shed and its raining at the moment and I aint running down there now !!!

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    No its fine Peter, im glad of any info really. Well I certainly hope she doesnt eat my male. But thats the risk as always. He is very skittish so can imagine him running round like mad but only time will tell...
    Thanks again!

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    Hi Peter,

    I'm going to breed my A. Geniculata Female and Male this week, and wondered if there is anything else I should know about breeding them.
    How many times did you pair the male with the female and for how long?
    Did you stay for the entire process?
    How do you know if they have successfully mated?
    Did you feed the female after she had successfully mated?
    Also how long did you have to wait to see an egg sac?

    From the pictures it looks like you removed the egg sac,
    If I remove the egg sac, how do I incubate it so it hatches?
    how long after taking the egg sac did you decide to open it?

    Thanks for your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Harper View Post
    Hi Peter,

    I'm going to breed my A. Geniculata Female and Male this week, and wondered if there is anything else I should know about breeding them.
    To successfully breed many species of tarantula there is a long period of conditioning to consider.

    It is much more than just putting a sexually mature pair together. If it was that easy then we would all be knee deep in slings by now.

    I dont mind helping people but I refuse to spoon feed information that can be researched quite easily on the internet.

    ps. Several of your questions are answered above. !!!
    Last edited by Peter Roach; 05-08-13 at 07:45 PM.

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    Yes Teacher, I will go do my home work now. :P

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    And I realized after that i asked questions that were already answered. Sorry.

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    Well I paired my male and female A. geniculata a week ago and it all took about 9 to 10 minutes for what appeared to be a successful insertion after which he bolted. Tried to pair them again today (as where I read online said I should pair them multiple times) just to be sure, but as he started bobbing up and down she attacked him at which point he bolted again. Should I give it a few more days and try again because maybe she thought he was prey or should I take her attacking him this time as to mean she doesn't want to mate again?

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    I'll put up the video after I do some editing, my partner was over and she almost died when the male bolted and flew out of the viv onto the floor. Don't worry I did the breeding on the floor as i didn't want to risk on a table.

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