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Phidippus regius egg sac x 2

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

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've had suspicions for a few days that Tallahassee was up to something in her web and this morning I found this
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    I hear the patter of many tiny feet :T::T::T:. I guess I'd better put some mesh over the air vents to stop babies escaping when they hatch otherwise they'll be everywhere always supposing it is fertile (the shop did warn of the possibility)
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    This is what she's enclosed herself and the sac in
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've just found this on Arachnos.eu:-
    During their active life from March to September females lay up to four broods with the total of about 400 eggs. The maximum production counted during studies of the species was 715 (Edwards 1980). The number of eggs in each following brood progressively decreases. The jumping spiders build their own silk nests, which have an elliptic structure and have emergency exits on each side. They use these shelters not only to rest, where they hide after dusk, but they go through their exuvial stages and raise their offspring here as well.
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    This is very exciting :)
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    If not daunting :eek:.

    I've not found much on breeding them yet and my biggest worry is getting the tiny slings out of their mums container. I can't remove the sac as she's webbed herself in with it and it's stuck to the side of the container so I'll have to wait until they begin to hatch. I have covered the air vents with a very fine mesh so hopefully I won't have little jumpers escaping around the living room :)
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    Hopefully someone with experience of this will help because I know how you'll be feeling lol!
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    Awesome! There's a link in the jumping spider thread I had for breeding them. You may check phids.net also.

    Hopefully that egg sac is a good one, I was bummed my grey jumper laid a dud.

    2 months or so you should have a few hundred little ones
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    My Phidippus Regius "Belle" is sooo effin cute!! It watches me! Hehe That link doesn't make me envious at all :(
    EDIT: They're not selling any lol
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    Thank you. I already had the Kozmicdreams one and I also found this https://melissamcewen.gitbooks.io/j...re-and-keeping/content/raising_juveniles.html. Apparently they can hatch in 1-4 weeks :eek:
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    Phids only sells between May and October. check in June, they usually have a nice selection.

    must depend on species then. unless my memory is going ;) the grey jumper i had was an average 2 months until hatching.
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    We shall find out soon enough :)
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    Just to update on Tallahassee's sac. I tried to candle it but not easy as she has webbed a leaf to the other side of the cocoon but I did manage to get this today.

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    I have to say it looks promising :)
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    To me it looks like there are an awful lot in there :D
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    Don't panic haha! Have you ordered vials yet? Id get on it :D
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    congrats!! hundreds of little EWL coming to @Enn49 home soon ;)
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    I am panicking :eek:. I'm emailing Jakub to see how much he'd do a job lot for, he sells them at 7p each on site, but how many???.
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    How exciting! You said the store warned that it might happen.. so how long have you owned it before the egg sack? I can't imagine how exciting it must be to buy a spider and get a surprise of eggs lol
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    She arrived on the 6th December and the egg sac appeared on Christmas Day. I'm torn between excited and scared. I always said I wouldn't breed Ts and now I'm being thrown into it with a tiny spider, mum is only 1" dls.
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    you'll need to stock up on FFF. If i recall the won't eat until after their 2nd molt.
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