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Jumping spider ID and help with eggs

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Allycat, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Allycat

    Allycat New Member

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    I have a P. Audax that I captured about a month ago. Recently while keeping her in her feeding jar she made an eggsac in her retreat. Can anyone tell me how long it will take for them to hatch? Or how to tell if they're unfertilized. She's been standing guard over them and only comes out of her retreat for a minute or two at a time. I purchased a culture of flightless fruit flies from petsmart (wasn't a good idea) in case I do have spiderlings, only to realize it's infested with mites. Can anyone tell me how to successfully start a new culture and minimize the chance of mites? I really don't want to have to throw out the culture I just bought and I also found a very small P. Audax that recently hatched (same place I found my first, she may have had another eggsac that hatched) so I want to breed these flies so I can have a steady food source for it. Any general details on eggsacs and spiderlings is appreciated! P.S.-don't mind the spider ID, was going to ask for one of another I caught but I decided to make a new thread IMG_4133.JPG IMG_4139.JPG
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    Thank you, it's nice to know the approximate date because right now the little mama is in a 2 gallon fish tank and even though there isn't any areas that are big enough for a spiderling to escape I don't want to take any chances, so they're going in a jar when they're about to come out. Thankfully her nest can be moved if need be, which I will when they're ready to hatch
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    Unfortunately mine stuck her sacs to the side of container and then made a cocoon round it, she stayed inside the cocoon with the sac. I had some very fine mesh that I taped over the air vents.

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