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James Box
24-04-09, 05:57 PM
2 days after discovering the eggsack...i suddenly have spiderlings!
she must've been sat on it for a while, but naturelly i didn't bother her...til i thought it had been a bit long for her to be sealed in. didn't even occur to me to think the male who co-habitted with her from sling had visited her! d'oh! and now he's off with Mary, so hopefully they'll be more to come!:D

anyways, i couldn't be more pleased! no idea on numbers yet, i don't really want to disturb them if it's avoidable, at least til they start dispersing.
all i can say is it was a good size sac compared to the female. maybe just over half an inch in diameter, going by my dodgy memory.

Phil Rea
24-04-09, 06:07 PM
Well done James :)

mary walters
24-04-09, 08:14 PM
Congrats James, I have 2 girls for him to visit here, more slings

Colin D Wilson
25-04-09, 06:37 PM
Excellent mate....the three females i have here have a little chap ready to do some visiting :)

James Box
27-04-09, 11:57 AM
um...i have another lot of slings and at least one other eggsack!

may be some material for an article here, a few interesting things i have learned!!!

Peter Lacey
27-04-09, 12:47 PM
Congrats James, looks like you're going to have the patter of tiny feet.

James Box
27-04-09, 01:08 PM
thanks all!
and yes Peter...already i hear them drumming! could be hundreds!!!

mary walters
27-04-09, 03:12 PM
James it would make a very good article, congrats again......

James Box
28-04-09, 05:45 PM
thanks Mary :D

hopefully he'll do as well with your females and with Colin's! little legend he is!

andy hood
28-04-09, 08:12 PM
well done james and congratulations on the slings ;)

James Box
13-05-09, 10:20 PM
cheers Andy! i'll have them with me at the BTS :)

James Box
14-05-09, 07:06 PM
i have potted 100 spiderlings...not including the one death so far. think a few more lurking but i won't stress about them til i can fetch them out easily.
i've heard rumours this species double clutches, which could explain why i've got so many...was expecting roughly 30 per sac, and there were at least two sacs.

mary walters
21-06-09, 08:52 AM
More to come mate, your male is mated with both of my females now.