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Aphonopelma moderatum. Full Breeding Report

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Austin S., Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Austin S.

    Austin S. Well-Known Member

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    I would like to share my experience with captive breeding this beloved species.
    I have never found any documented reports, ever. So, I figured I would start one.
    For all of you who are wanting to breed this species, please feel free to copy the same process! Best of luck!

    Female #1 - Molted 3/7/17
    Female #2 - Molted 3/8/17
    Male #1 matured - 4/19/17
    Male #1 matured - 5/1/17

    Female #1 mated in May
    Female #2 mated in June

    **Female #1 and Female #2 were both placed into a cool room 1 week after molting.
    They remained at 63-71 degrees, and dry, for 4 weeks post molt.
    The males were then introduced IN the cool room, in the females containers. Courting lasted a few minutes.
    Males were witnessed tapping and shaking at the entrance of the females burrow, eventually luring out the females, for mating. -


    After mating, females were left in the same cooler conditions for 2 more weeks.
    Containers were then placed into the warm room (81-83 degrees).
    1 week after moving into warm room, I increased food intake, began flooding the container, and increased temps to 90-96 degrees.

    Female #1 was witnessed excavating and large, deep burrow the next day after temps were increased.

    June 28th Female #1 was seen laying egg sac.
    July 1st, sac was pulled, and manually rotate by hand, every 5 hours.

    Day 18 - Sac was opened, to 100% good ewls. Not a singe bad egg.

    Current - 453 2i.

    Female #2 has now excavated to the bottom of the same container type. Still eating and extremely large. Fingers crossed.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Congratulations and fingers crossed for the same success with Female 2
  3. Thistles

    Thistles Well-Known Member

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    Baller.
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