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Phidippus regius egg sac now x 3

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Enn49, Dec 25, 2016.

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    They're unbelievably cute and so tiny.
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    Mum was out and about today giving me chance to candle the sac and see more of what is happening. She made this sac behind the cork bark on the glass making it difficult to shine the torch through especially when she's in the cocoon too. There a quite a few on the move today.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The babies from Tallahassee's 2nd sac are beginning to emerge from the cocoon, 5 out today.
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    Tallahassee's babies from her 1st sac are growing well

    First to reach 3rd instar, the old exo is just above it DSCF9825 (3).JPG

    Enjoying a pinhead cricket
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    DSCF9852.JPG I have rehoused 23 of Tallahassee's 2nd sac babies today. This time I have put 10 in each vial instead of housing them individually so I shall be interested to see if this works better
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    Will be interested in seeing how this works out, in general, and whether or not it is better/worse than housing singly.
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    It will. It'll be easier for me to mist them, not so many vials to open :)
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    Yesterday Tallahassee made her circular web on the side of the container so I knew what was coming. Over night she has laid more eggs but this time the eggs have dropped down from her carefully made circle and are resting in what will become the cocoon around the whole. It's going to be interesting to see what she will do with them now.

    Eggs sac number 3, you can see both the circle of web where the eggs should be and where the eggs have ended up.
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    Close up of the eggs
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    That is one fertile Myrtle..wow.
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    I can't believe she's managed more.
    She is currently webbing over the eggs that are still on the circular sac, but I've just noticed there are more that have dropped into the web and some scattered on the floor. I'm hoping that she will reinforce the webbing around the ones that have dropped.
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    It looks as though she has moved some back into the sac. More have dropped to the bottom but earlier I thought she was eating those caught in the web but now there appear to be more in the sac than earlier and fewer in the web. I'll check properly tomorrow.
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    Like the energizer rabbit ... Tallahassee just keeps going, & going, & going.:)
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    I hope this is the last.

    Sadly all but 1 of her 2nd sac died.
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    Yes, hopefully so.

    Sad news about the 2nd sac.:(
    Hope the last remaining baby continues strong.
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    It has gone to Shampain so I hope it does well for him after he lost his sac.
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    Very cool!
    I, too, hope it does well for Shampain. Am sure he will give the baby a great chance at survival.
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    Hehe me too, I got three from Ennie in fine condition so hopefully the suspect male I got grows quickly and does the business with my female Belle, fingers crossed! :) It's amazing that Tallahassee has made three sacs! Wow!
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    She's a good mum too. She has taken some of the eggs that dropped down the web back into the sac. I hope this lot survive.
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    The fact she has produced 3 sacs now just shows how little survive in the wild, amazing stuff! They're such wonderful animals and so misunderstood... Hehe
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