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Austin S. Breeding Thread

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Austin S., Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Austin S.

    Austin S. Well-Known Member

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    These are far from hybrids. Especially the hamorii's. The boehmei looks nothing like baumgarteni to the naked eye. Flash can change the appearance like none other in my opinion, also the kind of camera you use.
    For example, this is a different female, but same MM boehmei. This photo was taken with my Iphone camera. The above boehmei mating picture was taken with my canon.
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    Here is the same female as in the above picture, right before her molt:
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    The female from the above post (post #195)
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    Them mating:
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    Different MF boehmei:
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    Same female, different phone:
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    What camera you use, what angles you use, the surrounding lighting in the room, the background, the surrounding of the spider, etc., all play a HUGE roll in how a photo will turn out.
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    Females all look great. I'm still iffy on the male. Sorry, Austin. You know I love you.
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    Beautiful pictures and amazing thread! Took me a long while to read through it

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  4. Austin S.

    Austin S. Well-Known Member

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    0.1 Aphonopelma moderatum. Freshly molted 4" female
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    0.1 Brachypelma auratum. Freshly molted adult female
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    1.1 Harpactira pulchripes mating
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    1.1 GBB. Aftermath from a successful mating
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    1.1 Cyriopagopus sp. 'hati hati'. Another aftermath of a successful mating
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    0.1 Ephebopus murinus and egg sac
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    0.1 Hapalopus sp. Colombia 'large' egg sac
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    BEST for last.
    0.1 Poecilotheria metallica egg sac
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  6. Austin S.

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    Some pretty awesome colored dirt. Found on a national wildlife preserve. Glad I have private access to it :)
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    Brachypelma auratum female was eating her sac last week when I went to pull it.
    I managed to save this many from the mess. All have molted into 1i now!
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    Brachypelma smithi, preparing egg sac:
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    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens mated female:
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    Making egg sac:
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    Hysterocrates gigas huge egg sac:
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    Yay yay yay! Go, baby auratum! I'm rooting for them!

    That red dirt looks like Virginia red clay. Is it very heavy?
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    Thanks! I hope they all make it to 2i+!!

    I'm not sure. I did not pick through it. I just noticed it while fishing.
    It's known for being called "Oklahoma red dirt" lol.
    I think it would look pretty awesome in some set ups.

    However I'm really hesitant after using local dirt on those ultramarinus :(
    BUT, this is a private wild life refuge. I don't think anything is treated there.
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    You need to visit me here. No aerial crop dusting or mosquito spraying to worry about, and all the dirt you can tote back to OK. If you get it, test it with something sensitive but, uh, expendable.
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    Glad to hear at least some of your B. auratum's survived the feast! I'd be interested in getting a few if they make it. Good luck.
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    Hi Austin, do you remember how many days the auratum had her sac before she started munching it? Just curious. That moderatum is gorgeous..I'm waiting on a big rain to go hunting them. Might be another month or so :D
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  12. Austin S.

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    Sac was laid on 2/15/17.
    She was eating sac on 3/15/17.

    So, day 28.
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    Did any of your Brachypelma auratum slings make it to the next molt?
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    @Mattkc - They are still 1i, but strong and healthy.

    Huge update on projects coming soon.
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    0.0.1 Xenesthis intermedia
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    0.0.1 Holothele cf serecea
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    0.0.1 Holothele sanguiniceps
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    0.0.1 Harpactira chrysogaster
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    0.1 Harpactira pulchripes (mated)
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    0.1 Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (with egg sac)
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    Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens ewl
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    Brachypelma hamorii 1i
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    Brachypelma hamorii ewls
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    Lastly**
    Video of the completed tarantula room. Added cooling room, complete, just needing to add the door on and remove those curtains. Temperatures in the cool room will remain between 63-67, while temperatures in the connected room will remain between 82-84. Pretty exciting stuff!! Vimeo (YouTube keeps giving me an error).
    https://vimeo.com/214840673
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    Very sweet setup to raise & breed!
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    Austin S. Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while.
    Some cool new additions:
    Pachistopelma bromelicola
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    Sahydroaraneus raja
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    0.1 Cyriopagopus hainanus
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    0.1 Cyriopagopus 'Bach Ma'
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    0.1 Cyriopagopus schmidti 'gold'
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    Harpactira marksi
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    Harpactria caferiana
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    Harpactira chrysogaster
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    Harpactira namaquensis
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    0.1 Poecilotheria metallica
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    Aphonopelma moderatum. MM luring female out of burrow to mate.
    Was an awesome sight to see first hand!
    https://youtu.be/1HuUyDeCMRU
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    Man I love the black metallica, what a beauty!
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Once you go black, you get a P.metallica sack
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  20. Austin S.

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    LOL I will trade her for some MF A. moderatum! :)
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