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Avicularia Versicolor

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Johnnyp1987, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Johnnyp1987

    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Room temp kept at approx 25-28°c during the day, drops to approx 22°c at night. No special care, just a deep full water dish.

    6/12/16 - Recieved AF.
    9/12/16 - Recieved MM.
    11/12/16 - first successful pairing, multiple insertions, no aggression from female, very receptive. Fed female.
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    14/12/16 - second successful pairing.
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    19/12/16 - third pairing attempted but female was aggressive towards male.

    Female was fed heavily after the first pairing, every 3-4 days alternating between adult female cockroaches and morio worms until she started to refuse food.
    The bottom photo was taken on 16/1/17 and the top photo was taken on 25/1/17 with no food inbetween.
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    25/1/17 - female began to web more heavily, eventually almost closing off her web hammock that she had made at the top of the enclosure.

    26/1/16 - female is still webbing, although now she was focusing on a single spot, going over it for hours. After checking again at around 21:30pm, her abdomen has shrunk. Looks like she is making her egg sac :D
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    Here she is starting to roll it up.
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    27/1/17 - all finished
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Two very happy Ts tonight then. :) I'm so glad he survived.
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutly lol :) me too, hopefully if i keep her full enough between pairings she wont feel the need to snack on him lol
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    Nice going. What were the temp?
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    Wonderful! Happy for you and them :)
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Room is kept at approx 24-26°c during the day, drops to around 22°c at night.
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    Muchas gracias.
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Are you breeding them too?
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    Good luck!
    Just a few hints for you, k.

    Only breed this species during the first two weeks. Do not breed her again later down the road, or if she gains weight.
    Once she gains weight, flood the enclosure twice a week, and increase temps to 28-29 C.
    Feed heavily.
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips austin :)
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    Updated 26/1/17
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    Awesome! I can't wait to get a sac from my Avic avic!
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