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Avicularia avicularia breeding report

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Johnnyp1987, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Johnnyp1987

    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday 18th october 2016.
    I picked up a pair of avicularia avicularia today. Adult female and mature male. Ive housed them.in identical enclosures next to each other. 5 minutes after bein put in the male started drumming. Ive positioned them so the enclosures are touching each other.
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    Attempted to feed but both refused.

    Wednesday 19th october 2016.
    Not a great start really. I came own this morning to find the female had died. Not sure why, she seemed fine last night. Anyway ive spoken to the spider shop and they have said they will send me a replacement out next week as the only female they have left is smaller than this one. The said they will contact their supplier and get a big female for me. Unfortunute death really but once again lee and his team at the spider shop have pulled out all the stops to ensure i get replacement.

    Thursday 3rd november 2016.
    My replacement female arrived today. I had to wait an extra week as the last shipment that TSS received had very small females. Lee told me he would make sure the next shipmemt they got had some big females. I wasnt too bothered about waiting though, and the wait was worth it. She is huge lol. Bigger than the original female, and far bigger than the male. Good luck to him
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    Friday 4th october 2016.
    I placed some of the females web in the males enclosure. Female ate.
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    Sunday 6th november 2016.
    Female has built her own web hide, and has actually sealed off the top. Being wild caught she has possibly already mated. I doubt premolt as she only ate on friday.
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    Wednesday 9th november 2016.
    Female heavily webbed in now, i made an opening at the top of her webbing and offered her a big dubia, which she ate.

    Saturday 19th november 2016.
    Successful pairing.
    Male went into females enclosure, wandered about abit till he found were she has built her hide. Started drumming and she responded frantically. She made her way out and he hooked her, no aggression from the female at all. Took about 10 minutes.
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    Thursday 24th november 2016.
    Female was sat at the opening of her hide drumming away. The males enclosure was about 3 foot away and he was drumming back.

    Saturday 26th november 2016.
    Second pairing.
    This took ages lol, about 30-40 minutes to get her halfway out of her hide. She was very receptive and drumming like crazy as soon as she knew he was there but she didnt want to come out. Eventually she tried to get out but he was there waiting like some sexual predator lol.
    I dont know if this was successful, im guessing not because of the position the female was in. She didnt fully come out before he got hold of her, and she was against the enclosure so he couldnt bend her back. I seperated them after afew minutes as he hadnt hooked her fangs properly when he pinned her up.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Good luck with them, I hope you'll soon be hearing the pitter-patter of very many tiny feet :T:
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    I hope so too
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    Working on breeding Avicularia Avicularia myself. Sorry to hear about your female :/.
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    Thanks, it was a shame to lose her but ive got a replacement sorted that should be here tomorrow.
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