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Thanatus vulgaris - egg sac

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Enn49, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Mum came in a box of crickets and I hadn't the heart to kill it and couldn't release it in the UK as not a native so it got itself a home. Unfortunately tonight my son spotted an egg sac in the corner of the container. I say unfortunately as I don't want to be stuck with a load of baby cricket thieves so tomorrow I will destroy the sac.

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    Sometimes, there are no other options. I have never owned one. She looks gorgeous. Like your enclosure too!
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    Thank you. I had to destroy another egg sac a few day ago and felt quite guilty doing it so I hope she doesn't produce any more.

    This is a better picture of her
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    I have to do that with my widows regularly. She will lay more trust me!
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    I understand the reason behind why you have to destroy the egg sack but I can't imagine doing it ever gets easier for you to do?
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    No, it isn't easier and not helped by my son calling me a murderer :(
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    Agree. The first time is the hardest. Kind of like feeding a cricket for the first time if you are a cricket lover? In my case, many of my species are dangerous and not local. At some point, if I have more time, I may try to actually rear them and share with other true spider fans. But don't see that happening in the foreseeable future. Enn, sometimes the egg sacs are not fertile if that makes you feel better?
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    @Denny Dee I do keep telling myself that they may not be fertile and it does help as well as the fact that they are thieves :D
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