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Steve Dye
13-03-12, 12:16 AM


Date female moulted last

Date male matured

Last mating date

Mating behaviour
very gentle as i expected from all the 'communal behaviour' noted from other hobbyists.
The male was left in the enclosure until he died from unknown reasons at the beginning of March

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

Feeding schedule before mating
The female a juvenile dubia roach every one to two weeks prior to mating. She has never been a big eater

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 no more water added or given up until the eggsac was laid

Feeding schedule after mating
1 juvenile Dubia cockroach per week for around 8 weeks

Date eggsac produced

Date eggsac removed/hatched

Development times of nymphs

Total number of spiderlings

Additional notes

pairing video link


Peter Roach
13-03-12, 02:30 AM
Congrat's Steve http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/peterUK/giffs/113-1.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/peterUK/giffs/113-1.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/peterUK/giffs/113-1.gif

Steve Dye
13-03-12, 11:23 AM
cheers Peter :) although not out of the woods yet, i had 2 balfouri sacs last year at this time and lost both (one was my own fault, apparently spiders dont like hammer drills being used in the same room during this period :/ )

Peter Roach
13-03-12, 07:43 PM
I'll have to remember that when I try with my 2 females next year, I'll make the spider shed a silent zone (no talking except in whispers) LOL

Ian Hall
22-12-14, 03:52 PM
What ever happened?!