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This P. aureus is old and cant scale smooth stuff well anymore and has made a sheet-style eggsac- allowing me to watch the development- which is really cool because you're generally not allowed to see this!
Once her slings have begun molting into the third instar, the mother tears open an entrance hole. she will now emerge from her brood chamber to hunt and bring food back to her spiderlings, of whom will remain with her for a week or so.
This species attacks mostly widows- this female had slain an adult L hesperus and stole her retreat. it's possible they prefer targets with eggsacs, that way the slings get a food source to survive long enough to reach i3 and significantly improve their survival odds.
Dang. That's even more than I thought.
just the slings outside alone count over 100. i think that was like 500 eggs lol. it's so crammed full, no space at all.
time to inject 500 more slings into the hobby! XD
My roomate bought a Curlyhair tarantula from a pet store and it laid an eggsac. We thought it would be a dud when we cut it open (45days after she laid it) but we found about 300 1st instar tarantulas. We do not feel good about freezing them. Is there anyone who is willing to take...